Liverpool John Moores University Library has joined forces with their Graphic Design students to embark on an awe-inspiring journey into the depths of the university’s rich and vibrant design history to create an exhibition of new work inspired by its rich and varied archives.
2023 marks 200 years since the opening of The Liverpool Mechanics’ and Apprentices’ Library, the earliest of LJMU’s founding organisations.
First year Graphic Design Students visited the University’s Special Collections and Archives to learn about the history of LJMU, its links to the city, and the expansion of education in Liverpool.
Through further research and development, the students created new designs inspired by the stories and artefacts they had discovered.
The work of 14 students will be shown alongside archive materials in an exhibition during October 2023 held at the Atrium Gallery in LJMU’s John Lennon Art and Design Building.
Works on show include posters, booklets, and models, relating to people, buildings and activities from LJMU’s past, as well as its present and its possible future. A range of items from the University’s archives, including photographs, documents and artefacts, will also be on display.
Exhibition Opening Times:
Monday – Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am – 6pm