Thomas Le Provost
Thomas Le Provost’s Intramonde is a graphic-led exploration of quantum physics, using an algorithm to generate different layouts for every copy.
Would most like to work with: Anyone from scientific institutions to high fashion brands
Central Saint Martins, UK
Interstellar communication is the underlying theme of Ben Hutchings’ Processes of Translation. The graphic elements are distillations of complex messages into otherworldly forms.
Would most like to work with: Elon Musk
University of Brighton, UK
Barbara Nassisi’s Common Places project, a multi- layered, semi-translucent book inspired by the work of Irma Boom, is intended as a mediation on inhabiting space.
Would most like to work with: Fraser Muggeridge Studio
Grace Heejung Kim
Pratt Institute, USA
Inspired by Kafka’s The Trial, Grace Heejung Kim brings a richly textured minimalism and a love of storytelling to her imagery, which is designed to work best on a book cover.
Would most like to work with: Penguin Random House
Yale University School of Art, USA
Franci Virgili’s It’s a toy for make believe brought her interest in stage acting, and the act of slipping into another character, to the page. The result is a collection of ambiguous short stories.
Would most like to work with: Robot cat Doraemon
Leeds Arts University, UK
Molly Fairhurst’s Kick, Don’t Twist series explores the physicality of emotion with bold, deliberately exaggerated forms.
Would most like to work with: Someone who could take my work away from the flat, still surface
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, USA
Inspired by concrete poets such as Augusto de Campos, Dan Romanoski breaks down texts with typography. Letterforms jostle for attention as phrases and idioms are set down in dynamic ways.
Would most like to work with: Friends
Glasgow School of Art, UK
Lucy Grainge’s Dyslexia project derives from first hand, and personal, experiences of the condition. ‘It aims to celebrate its diversity rather than see it as a disability,’ she says.
Would most like to work with: Leanne Shapton
Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
A space frozen in a moment in time forms the basis of Vera Kaspar’s Persephone project, an abstract photographic journey through a series of dream-like sets and stills.
Would most like to work with: Kim Gordon
Beckmans College of Design, Sweden
Linnéa Carlson’s project is a visual biography of her great-grandmother, Swedish sculptor Ninnan Santesson, exploring the roots of creativity and process through gender.
Would most like to work with: Blok Design
Kingston University, UK
Hannah Enderby raises questions about the ethics of photography with this children’s blanket featuring a pattern derived from Twitter data about the drowned Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi.
Would most like to work with: Unicef, Raw Color
Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Fabian Fohrer’s Quo-vadis.otf font explores the aesthetic potential of OpenType 1.8, a new standard from Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe that allows dynamic, variable online fonts.
Would most like to work with: Tyler, the Creator