Taking place over five floors of the John Lennon Art and Design Building, this year’s Liverpool School of Art and Design degree show features work by graduating students across all of the school’s departments including architecture, fashion, fine art, graphic design and illustration and spatial design.

Crosby-based illustrator Andy Jones attended the preview and posted images from the graphic design and illustration show for our second degree shows Instagram takeover.

Highlights include Lowri Evans’ publication Touching Memories (top), which uses thermo-chromic ink to reflect the importance of physical contact in communication. The work was made in part as a response to Evans’ own experience of communicating with her great grandmother who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2006.

For his Liverpool Architecture project (above) Liam Boddington explored three areas of the city – the Baltic Triangle, the Cathedral and Georgian quarter, and the city centre – and created screen prints and fabric designs based on the architectural features of each area.

Eleanor Quinn’s Pocket Positivity books contain affirmations to help people feel positive about themselves and their environments, an aid to negate what she sees as the largely bad news reported in newspapers and the media.

Melissa Goodrich explored the question, How is music visualised? Her project (above left) features graphical representions of different musical genres, while Tom Hawkins’ letterforms (right) are based upon the uncertainty principle of quantum theory.

Liverpool School of Art and Design 2016 degree show continues until 10 June 2016. www.ljmu.ac.uk

1. Lowri Evans, Touching Memories. Photo: Andy Jones
2. Liam Boddington, Liverpool Architecture. Photo: Andy Jones
3. Eleanor Quinn, Pocket Positivity. Photo: Andy Jones
4. Melissa Goodrich, How is music visualised? Photo: Andy Jones
5. Tom Hawkins, Letterforms. Photo: Andy Jones

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Coming up this week: Liverpool Hugh Baird University Centre (Andy Jones, 2 June); Nottingham Trent University (Olivia Aspinall, 3 June); Newcastle University (Sheyda Porter, 3 June); University of Brighton (Nadine Shaban, 4 June); Falmouth University (Maddy Hearn, 4 June); Loughborough University (Olivia Aspinall, 5 June).

More on a-n.co.uk:

The a-n Degree Shows Guide 2016 includes listings and adverts for over 75 shows across the UK, plus perspectives on degree shows from artists Bedwyr Williams, Ruth Ewan, George Barber and Marianna Simnett alongside the views of selected 2016 graduates.

Shows opening this week include: Norwich University Of The ArtsUniversity Of The West Of England, BristolLeeds School of Art, Architecture & Design, Loughborough University, University of Brighton, Newcastle University, and Nottingham Trent University.

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