So today we were given our last brief for this term. The brief goes like this,

designboom is the web’s first source for the best of architecture, art, and design. In a hypothetical world, in December, designboom is bringing seven of the best and most renowned graphic designers in the world to the city of Cardiff, the glistening capital of Wales. The event will take place in CHAPTER Arts Centre in Canton, Cardiff and it is your role to design the accompanying piece of printed ephemera that will be used to give people an insight in the designer’s practice and personalities.

I want to make it clear that this is HYPOTHETICAL! This is not really happening it is just an exercise for us to learn.

So I set about doing some research into Ephemera, I’d heard this word before and used to know what it meant but had forgotten.

The actual definition of ephemera is:

Definition from Google: “things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.”

“there were papers, letters, old boxes—all sorts of ephemera”
  • collectable items that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.
    “Mickey Mouse ephemera”

My definition of printed Ephemera: Leaflets, Magazines i.e. written or printed things not meant to be printed.


Here are some interesting pieces of Ephemera I have found:

After looking up Ephemera I feel i have a better idea of what I would like to achieve for this brief.


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