What a Waste is a billboard campaign by Lucy Jessica Coney for the Channel 4’s documentary ‘Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish: Dispatches’, which details what happens to waste and how this process changes through time.
In Fashion Activism, Coney uses fashion to advocate for sustainability, the LGBTQ+ Community and women’s rights. She produced fun and colourful designs, inspired by TV drama It’s a Sin. This show is based during the eighties, at the height of the Aids pandemic. The garment designs are influenced by 80’s fashion and the current loungewear trend of Covid-19. Coney also uses block-coloured patchwork patterns to show the diversity of powerful women.
Coney wanted to encourage activism in the music industry, and respects artists who advocate for those less fortunate and raise important issues. She admires Harry Styles for his song lyrics and his ‘Treat People with Kindness’ movement. She decided to dedicate a project to his work and produced unique and colourful CD designs.
Coney’s Patterns of Behaviour is a design for end papers for a Penguin biography of Alan Bennett, influenced by Bennetts’ ‘old soul’ and his roots within theatre and TV. Coney also created fun designs for Missguided, and their Joyful Expression 2021 collection. She played with colour and shape in this work, inspired by the ’raw and naïve’ artistic perspective of children.