Graphic Communication

Adams College Transition Work
Graphic Communication

This transition work is intended to prepare you for A level study. We would like you to work through the tasks listed.
You must bring your completed work with you on Wednesday 5th September, ready to demonstrate your understanding of the transition tasks in lessons. Teachers will test your knowledge and understanding of this work in class tests, the week beginning 17th September.

Welcome to Graphic Communication! Hopefully you will find the following task interesting and creatively stimulating. We are looking forward to seeing what designs you come up with and then turning them into actual artefacts. Let’s get going…

Choose someone interesting from the list and then work through the tasks below.

Craig Thompson Felicita Sala Depero Futurista Daniel Danger
Beatrice Alemagna Brian Biggs Hannah Hoch Aubrey Beardsley
Roger Dean Jamie Reid Jan Tschichold Barney Bubbles
Paula Bulling Laura Carlin Joohee Yoon Kate Beaton
Oliver Jeffers Kitty Crowther David Downton Emmanuel Guibert
Jonny Hannah Andrea D’Aquino Isabelle Vandenabeele Carson Ellis
Privat Livemont Art Chantry Will H Bradley David Carson
Killer Acid Dave McKean Jamie Hewlett Tom J Newell
Peter Saville Rick Griffin Martin Sharp Kate Moross
Jon Klassen James Kochalka Gipi Mark Hearld
Clare Caulfield. John Dilnot John Porcellino Storm Thorgerson

There should be NO copy and paste from the internet.
Don’t repeat yourself – if you answer a question once, that will do.
If you do include biographical information, ensure you state how this information has affected the work.
Presentation is really important. Present your work as much in the style of the artist/practitioner as you can. You can submit your finding in any way you see fit – sheets, booklet etc. Be creative and have fun!

1 Gather 4+ pieces of their work – bullet point why these pieces are characteristic of the artist’s work.

2 Respond to their work by emulating their style or process. Take characteristics of their work and merge them with your own work. Translate the work into your own ideas. Don’t spend hours copying whole images. Copies don’t earn many marks – your personal response does.

3 You must also research and note reference to the following: methods used, approaches to artwork, purposes of artefacts, intentions of the artist, context within which the work was made.

Further help is here


The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill

01939 237000