“It’s a book split into two halves. This side is all about conspiracy theories, “Is Bigfoot real?”, “We’ve seen him”, eyewitness evidence, newspaper clippings, abductions, everything like that. On the flip side, it’s the scientific approach. This is more considered with diagrams, “these are the reasons he doesn’t exist”, everything like that.

In the centre, there’s newspapers and the reason they’re in the centre is because they could be used for either argument. So scientists could say, “look what the tabloids are printing, it’s a load of rubbish”, or the conspiracy side could say, “it’s a newspaper, why aren’t you taking notice of this?”.

It’s a lot of fun to work on. I started thinking, “oh this will be so funny” and when I started to research it I realised that it was really compelling. The answer is that we’ll never know if he exists or not because there’s so much of the world that’s yet to be explored.

I’ve really liked AUB. It’s good because it’s such a creative environment. You get fine artists sketching in the courtyard and you get make-up and fashion walking through — it’s good to see everyone in one place. I love it.” - Sam Bartlett, BA Visual Communication

I was recently interviewed by The Arts University Bournemouth about my Sasquatch Analysis book! It was great fun exhibiting at this year’s New Blood - even if it was exhausting!

A big thanks to everyone that came down to see the show. To read the full interview, click here.

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Congratulations to all of our wonderful third years that have all just finished . What a great show with amazing work all round.

Influential Typography - Joost Grootens:

Dutch designer Joost Grootens specialises in editorial design, and produces meticulous books with layouts based on the content within them. His choices of stock and treatment of images lends itself to architecture, with the greys and whites of the concrete bleeding over into the overall design.

Grootens’ clinical designs are full of straight edges and considered placement. To see more of his work, or learn more about his studio, click here.