• Identity, art direction, print design elliot ellis & Beth Strain
  • Web design + development elliot ellis
A series of poster designs for the University of Reading art degree show, featuring photocopied images and typography arranged in a punk-like aesthetic.
The 16 poster designs altered between four colour schemes, and four images, allowing the A3 format prints to be tiled, mimicking flyposting.

A very large and loud graduating art class demanded an identity with equal volume. Armed with a determination to make their voice heard around campus, the class decided on a title of ‘A+E’, alluding to political themes which were further portrayed in the art direction of the campaign.

Through emotive photography, a cut, rip and paste design system, and frenzied typography, we designed an identity that was abrasive and charged with energy.

Deliverables included posters (above), a publication, a website showcasing student work, social media adverts, invitations, and a digital billboard (all below).

A series of four publication front cover designs for the University of Reading art degree show, featuring photocopied images and typography arranged in a punk-like aesthetic.
The publication was given out to visitors of the show, who could pick between four different covers.
Inside spread featuring artwork by Sahar Bano and Shaunagh McGroarty and text for the University of Reading art degree show.
Inside spread featuring artwork by Esmee Murray and Amal Idris and text for the University of Reading art degree show.
Inside spread featuring artwork by Zih-Jyun Chao and text for the University of Reading art degree show.
The website design for the University of Reading art degree show.
The website was responsible for presenting student work in an accessible manner, and providing information about the degree show date, time, and location.
A man walks in front of a digital billboard for an art degree show, Carrington building, University of Reading campus.