During the planning of the GraphicsRCA 50 show, the physical limitations of the exhibition space was something we had to address, as it could not accommodate all the works submitted online by the alumni. Out of necessity I created a digital archive to incorporate all submitted works during the exhibition. Then for the design of the archive, I focused on making something that would show the exhibition as not just a static collection of our history, but also as a continuous re-gathering and celebration of our past, present and future. To demonstrate the process of continuity, I created an atmospheric and playful landscape with a diverse spectrum of works made between 1963 and 2013.
The fifty years of archives will be automatically updated and the new works will added and be displayed in real-time during the exhibition. The database will remain open for submissions from graphic design alumni during the exhibition and into the future. We will announce its availability to all graphic design graduates in the new year.
To upload alumni work visit graphics.rca.ac.uk/ and register to upload, full details are given on the website.
Related interview: Interview with Kyuha Shim: Designer of Generative Visual System (http://goo.gl/xbbw4J)
Sound track by Kollektiv Turmstrasse