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‘Words of Wisdom’ book and exhibition

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Course: BA(Hons) Graphic Design

A unique project is celebrating 40 years of Graphic Design at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The Disciples of Design blog site produced by the Graphic Design course has been collecting ‘Words of Wisdom’ from alumni who have graduated from the course which has been established 40 years.

In celebration of the collection of 50 Preston Profiles, final year student Mike Kirkpatrick has designed a book which has been developed into an exhibition featuring in the PR1 Gallery.

Course Leader Jonathan Harker commented: “The ‘Words of Wisdom’ project is a unique collaboration between the lecturers, current students and fifty leading Graphic Design alumni.

“Spanning the last forty years the resulting document on display represents the culmination of a four year research programme into recording the experiences, knowledge and advice of these creative professionals.”

Jonathan hopes that current and future students will be inspired by the experience and achievements of their predecessors.

He added: “Containing over a thousand years’ worth of accumulated wisdom the researchers intend the resulting book to act as a touchstone, informing and inspiring all our current and future students who intend embarking on a career in the creative industries.”