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Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty - V&A

—  This was a short project that I undertook for the V&A to design a poster for their Alexander McQueen exhibition, Savage Beauty.
I began by visiting the show and was particularly impressed by his wooden bust. The exhibition’s description of how the piece was an amalgamation of two forms of beauty, nature and the female appearance, I found particularly inspiring. I used an image of the sculpture and increased the threshold on Photoshop to create a stencil. I then moved this into Illustrator to turn it into a vector, then sent this to a laser cutter to cut it out of brown card. I then took the result and carefully separated the different elements, then I stuck it down to different cards with bronze, silver and gold finishes. I used these to represent McQueen’s interest in materials and their combinations. Finally, I presented this work to the V&A’s creative department and received some very positive feedback as to how the images might be used. This was a fantastic project that acted as a gateway showing versatile a lasercutters outcomes could be when used in graphics.


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The Layout was first designed in monochrome to help visualise the outcome.

The Layout was first designed in monochrome to help visualise the outcome.


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