Published: 6 June 2013 at 09:40
Tom’s typography work to go on display as part of annual Degree Show in Cambridge
A groundbreaking project to save two languages from extinction is one of over 200 pieces of student work on display at Anglia Ruskin University’s annual Degree Show in Cambridge.
This year’s show, titled aMUSE, will run from 7-14 June in the Ruskin Gallery and surrounding studios on Anglia Ruskin’s East Road campus. The Degree Show is seen as both a launch pad to help graduating students enter the creative industries as well as an opportunity for art lovers to acquire the work of talented young artists and designers.
Tom Sanalitro, who will be graduating with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, has been working with the World Oral Literature Project – a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Yale University – to help save two endangered languages in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a mountainous region in south east Bangladesh.
Tom has worked with Jamie Kutner, a calligrapher from the Rhode Island School of Design, to digitalise two alphabets – Mro and Marma – and create typefaces and fonts to help preserve the languages for future generations.
Jason Mitchell, who has been studying for a BA (Hons) in Computer Games & Visual Effects, will be displaying work from the Memento Project, a computer game concept he has developed over the last year.
Jason, who is currently enjoying an internship at Guerrilla Cambridge, part of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said:
Another student who has a busy schedule after graduating is Asia Prusinowska, who has been studying the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Asia has been invited to display work at a prestigious felt show in Amsterdam immediately after the Degree Show, and has secured sponsorship from Cambridge Style Week to help her set up in business and prepare to launch a new collection in February 2014.
The annual Fashion Show takes place on Thursday, 13 June in the Academy in the Helmore Building. The show starts at 6.30pm and tickets, which cost £3, can be purchased on the door or online at http://www.cambridgeschoolofart.comEntry to the Degree Show is free and the exhibition is open from 10am-8pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday