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There is no obligation, but I would be delighted if you would consider posting on the Creator blog. 

In the past 4 years the range of people who contributed to the project, by sharing something and making a connection, have, on every level, made it what it is. 

To continue to share, even on the smallest scale - by drawing from individual experiences: things you've learnt; things you are learning; things you are passionate about; things you are worried about; things you have finished; things you are working on; things you are thinking of; the sort of things you would share in a discussion with friends, family or workmates  - it could be possible to create an expansive resource for current students, graduates and fellow contributors. 

Not every day, or every week, but whenever you have the impulse to share, please do. 

The connection that started when a student received your poster has the chance to continue; we can map out a small area of the transistion from student to graduate and there is also potential to break down boundries between disciplines, posts by a Designer will appear next to those by a Fine Artist.

I think we can create something really exciting.

This will be a learning process, but I'd love to hear what you think.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Mon 23rd Nov 2009
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I have begun to categorize posters for the Catalogue and am trying to break down the broader topics like Work into something more specific. At the moment Travel works well and I'm thrilled with Ideas. Spur and Carpe Diem perhaps overlap a little too much. 

Also for each poster, I have been adding links to related designs.

In both cases, having to hold all the different images in your head at once inevitably means missing some, so it will be a question of refinement for quite a while.

Moving from one theme to another has changed my view of many of the posters too.


I'd always thought of David Plant's design as rather a gentle reminder. But now I see the illustration as someone regretting their initially brave decision and at the same time realising it's probably too late to amend it. The words and hand type are a reassurance that doubts are part and parcel of those decisions.

I'd welcome any help with the catalogue. If you'd like to suggest a poster category or you disagree with placement of a poster within a category, please leave a comment below.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sat 14th Nov 2009
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Thank you for visiting. The site is still a work in progress, but I am very proud to introduce some new features. Here is a short tour of our new home on the web:

OUR CATALOGUE:

The Advice Catalogue enables visitors to browse through four years of posters or search by creators and categories to fit their mood (Spur; Balance; Worries and Travel are some of my favourites). Our next plan is to begin cataloguing pilot submissions in the form of songs, films and written content here too.

THE CREATOR PAGES:

Visitors can now also find out more about each graduate and graduates are able to continue to share advice and inspiration, as and when they wish, via their own page on the site.

THE CREATOR BLOG:

An important part of this exchange is the Creator blog which aggregates all the different creator blog entries. I hope it will become a really exciting resource. We are also planning on developing site wide themes to encourage a conversation on issues such as mental health, collaboration, money and friendships. A Classroom Projects blog, for Schools and Colleges who use the advice project as a live brief for their students, will be online soon too.

THE SHOP:

If you are a fan of the project, our new Shop includes a choice of advice posters; our most recent postcard pack; screenprints and items by contributors that represent a personal aspect of their work.

OUR UNIVERSITY ADOPTION PACK & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES PACK:

Finally, if you are interested in adopting the project at your University or as a classroom project at your School or College please get in touch. An adoption and activity pack will be available soon.

More details ASAP, but in the meantime I'd love to know what you think.

Many thanks for all your support,

John Stanbury

Founder and Project Manager, advice to sink in slowly


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Tue 10th Nov 2009
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