Presenting her work as well as their social aspects of it in a series of case studies she reveals that not only the subject matter itself is important but also the combination of client, public engagement, sustainability and educational expression.Recently she collaborates with Rebecca Wright to form ‘Graphic Design &’ to build a platform that questions how graphic design can connect to other subjects.
The first book Lucienne published together with Rebecca Wright under Graphic Design & (Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design) was an honest approach to find out how designers engage with the subject. In hindsight the result was a book for designers which opened up the main question: How to engage non-designers? Their aim to produce a book that reaches everyone then explored in the second publication ‘Page 1, Great Expectations’ in which they asked 70 participants to design the first page of Charles Dickons Great Expectations. A project which was also covered by non-design publications.
As final part of their talk Lucienne and Rebecca introduced a social scientist who will analyse the page 1 project from her point of view. She gave us a brief insight on gender, age and nationality of the participants of projects. We are looking forward to seeing the result in the next GD& publication.
We are deeply impressed by this honest and social approach.
Text — Sandra and Julia / Graphic Birdwatching