Burnley talent is picture perfect at Blackburn College exhibition

Harrison Hunt with his new branding design which celebrates Burnleys heritage. (s)
Harrison Hunt with his new branding design which celebrates Burnleys heritage. (s)
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Two creative students will fly the flag for Burnley when they exhibit their new designs.

Harrison Hunt (22) and former A-Level student Caitlin Stracey (19) will showcase their work at an Annual Art and Design End of Year Show.

Caitlin Stracey with her board game design. (s)

Caitlin Stracey with her board game design. (s)

The exhibition which will span Blackburn College’s campus and the town’s cathedral will run until Friday, July 6th.

It will feature work from students at the college and its university centre who are studying creative subjects like art and design, graphic communication, games development, fashion and textiles, and photography and media.

Harrison’s design is part of his final project for an undergraduate degree in graphic communication.

He said: “I didn’t leave school with the best grades and felt my lack of qualifications held me back while working within graphic design.

“I enrolled at the university centre at Blackburn College to gain new skills and further my career prospects and haven’t looked back since.”

Harrison’s passion for branding inspired him to create a new brand from scratch which celebrates Burnley’s heritage.

His exhibition, Heritage Hops, features bottle labels, typefaces and beer mats.

It highlights three craft ales and three key areas of Burnley’s history: Calderscraft celebrates the town’s links to the cotton industry; Traders’ Tipple nods to an engineering heritage; and Bennie’s Brew refers to a love of Benedictine.

Caitlin, who has been studying for a foundation diploma in art and design, has created a new board game using skills in surface pattern and research in different cultures and methods of pattern-making.

Her final designs were then custom cut by The Cardboard Box Company.

Caitlin, who has previously worked with organisations like Evans Halshaw, the Dave Pearson Foundation, Surface Print and Super Slow Way, plans to study for a degree in printed textiles and surface pattern design at Leeds Arts University.

The Annual Art and Design End of Year Show will be open to the public for free.

For more information visit www.blackburn.ac.uk or send an email to centresupport@blackburn.ac.uk

There will also be a Discover Blackburn College Event on Tuesday next week when you can explore the range of programmes on offer and speak to staff and current students.

For more details, visit www.blackburn.ac.uk