Barney Stepney
Graphic Design
Contact
Tel : +44 (0) 7939 752 106
Mail : barneystepney@gmail.com
About
Junior Designer at Stockholm Design Lab. Recent graduate of the University of Brighton. First Class Honours received.

This page serves primarily as a catalogue of images and ideas, personal experiences and projects I've been involved in.

I'm currently working on a new website, hence the lack of updates recently. It should be going live during mid-to-late 2014.
Involved
UoB Graduate Show
'Z = X + Y' 3D Catalogue
750mph Audio
Fourth Floor Website
20 Years of Fourth Floor
Fourth Floor Packaging
The Photographers' Gallery
Marlborough Contemporary
6x6 Letterpress
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3D Design and Materials Practice catalogue: Collaboration with Seb Brown

My classmate Seb Brown and I were asked to design the catalogue for the graduating class of the 3D Design and Materials Practice course at the University of Brighton. The catalogue was printed by The Colourhouse as a run of 2000 copies to be handed out for free at the New Designers exhibition in London that took place earlier this year in June.

The 3D course wanted a catalogue that felt robust. In doing so, Seb and I experimented using thick block colour in letterpress to create the cover (examples of which are shown above). The final design was printed using spot colours on a 325gsm grey board. The book had a different cover on either side to represent the two separate weeks of the exhibition – Week 1 for 3D Design and Week 2 for 3D Materials Practice. 

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University of Brighton Faculty of Arts Graduate Show 2013: Visual Identity

Each year before Christmas the Graphic Design third years at the University of Brighton are given the chance to submit their ideas to brand the forthcoming Faculty of Arts Graduate Show in the summer. Lottie Markworth and I submitted an idea together and were fortunate enough to be chosen to develop it further for it to be used to brand our own Graduate Show, which took place earlier this year in June. 

The question in the brief was how to represent all the courses within the Faculty of Arts. Lottie and I came up with the idea of creating ‘marks’ printed by hand using the tools of each department. An example of which is shown above in the second image where part of a weaving machine from the Fashion department is used make the mark shown on the right. 

We wanted these marks to be the most prominent feature in the branding of the show, and so through many months of developing the idea together of how to combine these marks with the necessary information, we eventually came up with the posters shown above with the text printed first and the mark foil-block printed on top. The university hadn’t done anything like this before so everyone was fairly sceptical on how it would turn out. 

There were four different designs of posters with the foiled effect, alongside the private view tickets that also used the same printing method. We then implemented the branding around the university including the exterior windows and banners, and also made a film as extra material to promote the show - screenshots of which are shown above. I can’t embed the film in this post so I’ll add it separately. You can view it here or below this post, if you wish.

It was a great experience to work on a project of this scale dealing with printers and tutors alike, and was very exciting to brand my own show. 

University of Brighton Graduate Show 2013 from Barney Stepney on Vimeo.

University of Brighton Faculty of Arts Graduate Show 2013: Accompanying Film

This is a very short film that was used as additional promotional material for the University of Brighton Graduate Show in June. It was created by Lottie Markworth and I. Click here or see above to read more about the visual identity. 

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Hello

It’s been months since my last update on here so I thought I should probably update it with some new content, including recent work and other things that have happened recently. I graduated in June from the University of Brighton with the grade I was hoping for, my class and I put on Car Park Show - an exhibition in London including work of all the graduates of Graphic Design and Illustration, I worked at Wallpaper* magazine for a month and now I’m living in Sweden working at Stockholm Design Lab as an intern. 

I’ll expand on the different areas in future posts but for now here’s a couple of pictures of my graduation earlier this year. 

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Should be seeing more of these in the next couple of months.

Collaboration with Lottie

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Film in progress

Here are a few screen shots of a film I’ve been working on recently about the Inn’s of Court in London. Currently trying to be a bit more experimental with moving-image, overlaying etc…

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Fourth Floor 2013 Website

Over the last year, I have been working with the hairdressing salon Fourth Floor in London and it’s new website. The idea behind their new updated website was simply just to show a short film to celebrate the style and background of the salon, whilst not necessarily focusing on the obvious subject of hairdressing. 

Working with North who have developed a very strong identity for Fourth Floor over many years of working together, the idea for the film was that some scenes would take place in and around the salon whilst others would be filmed in the city of where the products are originally made, in Padova, Italy. 

All the shots were filmed and directed by myself. Having started filming in late 2011, the final edited version is finally live online, which you can view here. The music in the background is specifically created for the film by Rob Bagshaw

I would really appreciate if you could take a look at the film. It’s quite a slow film but only a minute and 52 seconds long so try to hang on till the end if you can. Click here to be directed to the website. 

hanlu-art said: Not really a question - just saying that you have a wonderful blog~ ^^

Thanks!

Light Show: Hayward Gallery 30 January - 28 April 2013

The Hayward Gallery is hosting an exhibition starting today under the title ‘Light Show' which explores how light is used to sculpt and shape space in different ways, showing works that have been created between now and the 1960s. 

It will be interesting to see how the gallery curates such an exhibition as each piece of work will be very different to the other with regards to colour and scale, and also what the walkthrough experience will be like. I’ve seen Anthony McCalls light projections before at the Serpentine (the predominantly blue image above) which was really nice so I’d be interested in finding out how McCalls work is shown in the same gallery as the colourful nature of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s work (also shown above). 

There are some big names in the exhibition like Dan Flavin, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, and Olafur Eliasson, amongst others. I’m a big fan of light installations and after viewing the images above, it looks incredible and is definitely on my to-do list. 

More info here.  

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Fourth Floor: Cards and Packaging

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AGI Open 2012: Identity by Hamlet Auyeung

Some nice work from Hamlet Auyeung in 2012 to promote the AGI Open event in Hong Kong. Each year AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) hold an event hosting some of the world’s best graphic designers. Last year it was based in Hong Kong, the year before in Barcelona. This year it will be held in London for the first time ever in September. This is something truly not to be missed. 

Register for updates here or by clicking the image below.

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Vogadors / Architectural Rowers: Identity by Clase bcn

Very nice work from Barcelona-based studio Clase bcn to create the visual identity to go alongside the Catalonian & Balearic Islands participation in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

See more here.

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<iframe src=”//player.vimeo.com/video/74664791” width=”500” height=”281” frameborder=”0” webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/74664791”>University of Brighton Graduate Show 2013</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4642431”>Barney Stepney</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
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Olga Lewicka: Posters by Jung & Wenig

Very nice minimal posters from Berlin-based studio Jung & Wenig. Strong use of a grid and little decoration. 

See more here