In January 2016, British Library Sound Archive curators Stephen Cleary and Eva Del Rey, invited Central Saint Martins Foundation Graphic Communication Design students to reinterpret material from the archive of over 6.5 million audio recordings as a visual narrative.
Students were asked to locate a sound file, from within the archive, which resonated with them. Following this, over a period of two weeks, they were challenged to design, produce and promote a publication to share this material with new audiences.
The project included a self-publishing conference, held at Central Saint Martins, with speakers including Eleanor Vonne Brown from X Marks the Bökship, Bruno Ceschel from Self Publish Be Happy and writer and curator Sarah Lowndes.
Onehundredandtwenty press hosted a pop-up shop in the Lethaby Gallery on 9th & 10th February 2016.
onehundredandtwenty is an ongoing project initiated by Lucy Alexander, Curriculum Leader of Graphic & Communication Design and Tim Meara, Curriculum Coordinator of Graphic & Communication Design. Through a series of conversations with practitioners, Lucy and Tim identify propositions for collective works to be enacted by 120 people.
- Central Saint Martins, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
- Graphic Communication Design Curriculum Area
- British Library Sound Archive
- British Library Sound and Vision Blog: ‘Hear Make Heard’: Central Saint Martins students’ take on sound