We’re all familiar with those advice posters that they hang in banks or at that corny corporate job you worked in 1997. You know, the one with a boat on it, cutting through choppy seas, with some bold serif font that says something like, “DETERMINATION: Bring the Team a Sandwich,” or some nonsense like that. They’re terrible. The person that designed them should be dragged out and shot. Just thinking about them with their dumb black borders makes me want to start beating something.
However, the idea has been saved. Salvaged. Reborn like a beautiful butterfly so stunning that we can forgive and forget that time they were a big, swollen, squirmy pile of gross insect. And the ones initiating this change are none other than a bunch of university design graduates.
Each year, the graduates of University College Falmouth design advice posters for the purpose of passing on advice and inspiration to new first year students. Since 2006, an “Advice to Sink in Slowly” poster is given as a welcoming gift to every student enrolling on a BA course at UCF. The result, advice posters that you would be proud, nay, EXCITED, to hang on your wall:
Poster design by Jane Laurie
Poster design by Daryl Waller
Poster byTemujin Doran
Poster design by Farion
Poster design byDave Bain
Because of the great response to the project, they’ve also set up a poster shop, so one of these beauts can adorn your wall. If you can bear to take down that kitten hanging from a rope that says “Hang in there!” Man, gets me everytime.