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Book launch – ‘I used to be a design student’

Published date
11 Feb 2013
Matt Tillett

i-used-to-be-a-design-student book cover

‘I used to be a design student’ is a new publication by Camberwell BA Graphic Design alumni Frank Phillipin and Billy Kiosoglou – Brighten the Corners.

The inspiration for the book came from a talk Frank and Billy gave to Camberwell students. For the talk they decided to present a series of old student projects alongside work they had completed since graduating.

The students responded extremely well to the talk, not only in terms of being able to relate to the student projects, but also to the fact that through seeing a ‘then’ and ‘now’ the idea of becoming a professional designer appeared far more attainable. Realising that other people’s work would offer similar insights the idea for the book was born.

50 designers were invited to share one student project and one professional project for inclusion in the book. They were also asked to offer a piece of advice and a warning!

Camberwell alumni who have contributed material to the book – Tim Balaam (Hyperkit, London), Lucinda Newton-Dunn (Space-to-think, LA), Richard Walker (KK Outlet, London) and Julie Gayard (Jutojo, Berlin).

‘I used to be a design student’ by Frank Phillipin and Billy Kiosoglou is published by Laurence King.

Book Launch: Monday 18 February 2013, 18.00.

With talks by Tim Balaam – Hyperkit, Richard Walker – KK Outlet and the authors Frank Phillipin and Billy Kiosoglou – Brighten the Corners.

Venue: Camberwell College of Arts, 1st Floor BA Graphic Design Studio, 45 – 65 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UF.