Rob Cronshaw is currently a graphic designer at Creative Interpartners
and studied Graphic Design at Lincoln School of Art & Design, graduating in 2012.
Member of the I
ociety of T
Awarded Best of Year
for the D
esign & A
irection Student Awards 2012
Awarded a Commendation for the Y
etwork Student Awards 2012
This is a pilot issue for a magazine that champions responsible design.
Features the Thanks, but
exhibition and The Occupied Times of London
Response to the 2012 D&AD brief set by Pentagram to design a supplement for the Typographic Circle's magazine about the designers who have given talks for them. The three designers I chose to feature were Angus Hyland, Magpie Studio and Richard Morrison. Awarded Best of Year.
Each of the issues had a typeface that was textured using the work of the featured designer, this helps make each of them look individual, while still working together as a set. The insides were kept clean, with minimal typography to show off each designer's work. Printed on 100% recycled paper and card.
Response to the 2012 YCN brief to package Google. I made analogue editions of three of Google's top products; Maps, YouTube and Gmail. Awarded a Commendation.
Taking inspiration of what came before these products; physical maps, flickbooks and letter writing kits. These tongue-in-cheek items show how much easier it is now to find out where to go, watch videos and contact each other.
In response to the starting quote of 'say it like it is', I decided to stick it to the man via poetry, or more specifically haiku. Each day I would write a haiku based on a particular news article that I felt strongly about, I then presented some of my favourites. Risograph prints on recycled paper.
Response to the 2012 ISTD brief Tales to Change the Word
. Fairy tales are ambiguous at the best of times, but for this book I wanted to reinforce the literal meaning of the tale. I did this by using imagery to back up what the text was saying, making it harder for the reader to think of any possible metaphors or second meanings.