Blast 101

by Blast101 in Bristol

We did it
On 18th March 2015 we successfully raised £700 with 26 supporters in 14 days

To raise money for our Graphic Design course at the University of the West of England's end of year publication and launch event

by Blast101 in Bristol

New stretch target

Thank you for helping us get this far! If we reach our stretch goal, our publication will be able to stretch further and allow our work to effect more people.


Project Aim

We are a group of third year Graphic Design students from The University of the West of England, Bristol. We are hoping to raise funds to go towards our final year publication, as well as the event that will launch it.

About the project

We want to raise £500 to go towards our end of year publication, of which we aim to print 2000 copies. It represents our whole course with us and our fellow students getting involved in generating content through a series of workshops.

In previous years the publication has been very successful, earning an ISTD professional award in 2014.

The publication and website we are designing will respond to Wyndham Lewis’s Blast (1914). Blast was a short-lived literary magazine from the Vorticist movement which is celebrating it’s 101st anniversary this year. It’s scathing yet poetic approach to criticising society is sharp and witty, our publication will explore it’s contemporary cultural relevance.

In 2014 David Cameron’s barber received an MBE, heralding the role of the hairdresser, as Blast did 100 years before. Today we can follow and un-follow, like and unlike, choosing to read or react to anything we see and read in an instant. Lewis paved the way by blasting and blessing, we now live in a society where this is possible at the touch of a button.

Our publication will be addressing contemporary socio-political issues, focusing on key General Election topics; diversity, the public sector, community, healthcare and education.

We are the first generation of students to feel the effects of the tripled university fees. Now, weeks away from graduating we are about to be thrown into a period of economic instability with the General Election shifting the political landscape once again. 

Your money will go towards the production costs of our publication and website, as well as its launch event at the begining of May (further information to follow). 

Thank you.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

THANKS: A thank you message for believing in our project!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

SPECIAL THANKS: A thank you for believing in our project credited on our website.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

GET READING: A thank you for believing in our project credited on our website, plus a signed copy of Blast 101 with a personal message, this will be posted to you if you can't make the launch event.

£50 or more

4 of 20 claimed

£50 Reward

THE POSTER PACK: A thank you for believing in our project credited on our website, a signed copy of Blast 101 with a personal message, this will be posted to you if you can't make the launch event, plus a Blast 101 screen printed poster.

£80 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£80 Reward

THE STAMP & POSTER PACK: A thank you for believing in our project credited on our website, a signed copy of Blast 101 with a personal message, this will be posted to you if you can't make the launch event, a Blast 101 screen printed poster, plus a custom Blast 101 stamp.

£100 or more

2 of 8 claimed

£100 Reward

THE SURPRISE STAMP & POSTER PACK: A thank you for believing in our project credited on our website, a signed copy of Blast 101 with a personal message, this will be posted to you if you can't make the launch event, a Blast 101 screen printed poster, a custom Blast 101 stamp, plus a surprise gift at the publication launch event.

£150 or more

0 of 8 claimed

£150 Reward

THE STUDIO SPECIAL: If you are pledging on behalf of a Graphic Design studio, you will be entitled to one weeks work placement from one of Bristol's finest Graphic Design students from the Blast 101 team (Subject to location and availability). As well as a copy of the publication, a poster, a stamp, and a book showcasing the development of Blast 101.


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