Shawn Soh: Reimagining the world within our human body

BA Graphic Design graduate Shawn Soh certainly did not come to Central Saint Martins in a typical 'studying trajectory' where one goes through the foundation year aged 19, starts a BA at 20, and graduates from an MA around 25. Instead, the Singaporean was a Radar and Navigation specialist in the Navy, studied to become a pastor and quit half-way through, started his own design company (and faked that he had a secretary and in turn won a massive exhibition competition), and became a buyer for a large furniture company. Having a well-rounded view of what the world is like in reality can heavily influence one's design practise, and so by having experience Soh is able to merge both concept and aesthetics into a final orchestration of sound, image, and physical objects. Where he first created an Eraser that resembled an analog Snapchat device which takes your digital picture, prints it and after a couple of seconds destroys it, his graduate project explores the idea of materialising what's inside of our bodies.

Luke & Steve Brooks: The Joy of Painting

When Luke Brooks started posting videos in which he was cutting off his grandmother's tongue with scissors, or frying omelettes with body parts, it...

Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters: Edie Charles for Barneys SS14

1 Granary star, Edie Charles, is one of the models for Barneys SS14 campaign, titled 'Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters', which celebrates a part...

Mirko Borsche: Why design history matters and brainstorming sucks

Lunch break at Bureau Mirko Borsche: a handful of graphic designers and interns sit outside in a canopy swing, smoking a cigarette, listening to...

Work in Progress

Saturday evening 1 Granary went to check out Work in Progress, the Central Saint Martins illustration show 2013, on its opening night. There was...

Jungmin Lee: this is a chair, but you cannot sit on...

Product designer Jungmin Lee plays with Magritte's surrealist 'ceci n'est pas une pipe' joke and translates its concept into a chair you can't quite...

Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort: in search of ecstasy

After meeting final-year fine art student Tareq de Montfort at a 1 Granary party a while ago, I knew this guy was something special....

Decked Out Kickstarter: Fashion Playing Cards by Constance Lim

Whilst going through all students' sketchbooks at the graduate show this summer, I noticed the beautiful illustrations by Connie Lim, who studied Fashion Design...

“Life as Cynthia Icorn”: the artist Amy Kingsmill in conversation

In the run up to CSM’s highly anticipated fine art degree show, we were especially excited to talk with the fascinating Amy Kingsmill. As...

I Where A Dress in detail… Alan Magee

The multi-dimensional work of Irish-born artist Alan Magee raises questions concerning the nature of signs, and reality through a complex mise en abime, which obscures the ideas of nature and definition. His work interrogates the distinction between reality and its representation, while his process explores the possibility of finding a place in the world through the action of transformation.

Caroline Kernick: Fine Jewellery Artist and Designer

A Papier Gouaché DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM NECKLACE Design inspired by the ballets of Diaghilev, the necklace comprises graduated diamond units with finely rendered emerald, deep amethyst coloured...

SHOW ONE 2013 HAS LIFT OFF!!

Amid drooping hammers, a cart of puppets, scorched iron, suspended tables, a harp, precarious glasses, sparring cockerels, dry ice, a Virgin Mary, upturned swans...