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Art & Design Degree Show 2021

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Ellie Wight
Anything exciting going on? No?
Ellie Wight
Anything exciting going on? No?

Anything exciting going on? No? is a deep dive into the Mancunian accent and dialect by Ellie Wight. Inspired by the work of French novelist Georges Perec, the project revolves around a phone conversation between Wight and her parents during the coronavirus pandemic.

The text is brought to life on each page, using several typographical design choices: mimicking slurs, intonations, pauses and tone of voice. The zine cover and insert have both been risograph printed to bring bold and vibrant colours to an everyday conversation. The insert acts as a dictionary for some very quirky Mancunian slang, allowing the reader a greater understanding of Wight’s dialect and culture. It can also be used alone as a print, a leaflet or can be inserted anywhere into the zine to act as an interruption in the conversation.

Zine cover
Cover
Cover of the zine, printed using soy based inks on a risograph printer
A double-page spread example from the zine.
A double-page spread example from the zine.
A close up of the risograph printed typography from the insert.
A close up of the risograph printed typography from the insert.
A close up of typographic design work.
A close up of typographic design work.
A close up of typographic design work.
A close up of typographic design work.