ECA Degree Show Publication Design 2017

The Edinburgh College of Art, an institution with history stretching further than 250 years into the past, is the oldest and largest performing arts school within Scotland; and each year hosts a campus-wide exhibition displaying the work of almost 300 graduating students from Fashion, to Jewellery, to Graphic and Product Design.


For many years the design of publication material for the degree show was left to staff within the School of Design, but for the first year, has been trusted in the hands of design students. Previous formats were based around a newspaper print; found to be too large to carry comfortably around the exhibition, with a weak construction and low print quality that never provided justice to the works of students in their final year of study.

Above: Studio day-in-the-life photography for catalogue spreads.

The developed catalogue is typeset in Suisse International, 224 pages in perfect-bound semi-matte stock; as a way of giving student imagery a real depth in colour and tone. An edition of 2000, the final object needed to have a weight and strength in construction that allowed it to be treasured and re-visited for years to come.


Unlike previous catalogues, the 2017 Degree Show Catalogue also provides each student with their own page and an equal amount of space for images and text; each featured discipline headed by a spread of studio photography and a director's introduction.

Further Thanks

Catalogue Design;

Mook Attanath

Leon Brown



Helena Denis

Alison Geddes


Design Staff;

Nicky Regan

Jessamy Kelly

Lucy Roscoe

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