Top Cliché Art Schools
|1st||University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone Maidstone||28|
|2nd||Writtle College Writtle||20|
|3rd||Norwich University College of the Arts Norwich||19|
|4th||Uni. of Dundee Dundee||14|
|5th||Northumbria University School of Design Northumbria||13|
|6th||University for the Creative Arts, Rochester Rochester||12|
|7th||Winchester School of Art WSC||12|
|8th||Edinburgh College of Art ECA||11|
|9th||Gray's School of Art RGU||11|
|10th||Uni. of the West of England UWE||11|
|1st||Hair/Moustache Body and facial hair really seem to appeal to art and design students.||137|
|2nd||Helvetica Bold Close but not touching. Or, even more trendy: make it even bolder and tighter! A 90s trend that just won't die.||124|
|3rd||Infographics Did you know? 98% of infographics are 100% pointless. See pie chart for details.||118|
|4th||Hand Rendered No computer skills? Make some crayon drawings and call them “hand-rendered”. It sounds more fancy, plus bad drawings are trendy.||110|
|5th||Bulldog Clips The perfect mechanism for attaching bullshit to a wall.||105|
|6th||Poor Typography The tutors don't know typography, so it presumably isn't important to use proper hyphens, dashes and quote marks.||105|
|7th||Poor technical execution Surely using a ruler and a sharp scalpel blade can't be that difficult. And why on earth is Pritt stick still so popular?||100|
|8th||Found Objects Other peoples waste turned into art. A cheap way of sourcing materials.||99|
|9th||CMYK What could be better than cyan, magenta, yellow and black unmixed? Many other things.||99|
|10th||Bullshit This work is setting up a dialogue. To be specific, it is talking crap.||98|
Sorry, that’s it
There are no more degree shows this year. Check back next year for the 2012 Art School Cliché Spotting. Follow us on Twitter to hear about new awesome projects.
- Oh wow. Most relevant website for anyone visiting degree shows.
- I'm taking this with me to every grad and gallery show from now on.
- It's funny how we go through three years of this and then laugh at ourselves.
- So f*cking good! Just finished 4 years of design school last week! this is brilliant.
- Haha I love how the whole site is just a big cliché!
Let us know what you think!
We'd love to respond personally but we can only do that if your e-mail address works.