– Graduation Quotes

Continuing from the previous posts I began to looking into quotes, poems and sayings for graduates. I done an initial search online and found an array of quotes and sayings that really stood out for me. I selected the best ones that I will possiby use in my final design.

– A tassel’s worth the hassle!

– All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder

– The roots of education is bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle

– Dont live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. – Wendy Wasserstein

– Hitch your wagon to a star. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

– Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. – Patch Adams

– Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

– Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

– Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. – Wayne Dyer

– If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle

– All the hard work you have put in has paid off. your reward lies ahead.

– It is so gratifying to see them develop their personalities at such a tender age, or grow into fine young adults. Your support for them has paid off tenfold.

– There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills

– As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. Charles Morgan

– Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for great things. – Josh Hinds

– Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerves for oars. – Richard Halliburton

– The future lies before you like a field of driven snow, be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

– Education is the key to unlocking your potential.


– Research: Facts and Figures

Before I began my research I looked at the results from my survey again and decided that I was going to focus my research according to the results that I gathered. The majority of the people who filled out the questionnaire said that they had never purchased a greeting card for somebody who had passed their driving test. This immediately gave me the idea to create a series of greeting cards for that occasion.

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– Initial Research

Greeting cards were initially created by the Ancient Chinese who wrote messages of ‘good will’ to celebrate the New Year as well as Egyptians who conveyed greetings on papyrus scrolls. In Europe, handmade greeting cards were made from paper which began being exchanged by the early 1400s. Greeting cards were relatively expensive as they were made by hand, as well as delivered by hand to the recipient. As printing and mechanization was being advanced, the first worlds postage stamp being introduced in 1840 this paved the way for greeting cards to become commercial. Three years after the first postage stamp was released Sir Henry Cole invented the first commercial greeting card for Christmas.

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– UK Greetings Gantt Chart

‘A Gantt chart is a horizontal bar chart developed as a production control tool in 1917 by Henry L. Gantt, an American engineer and social scientist. Frequently used in project management, a Gantt chart provides a graphical illustration of a schedule that helps to plan, coordinate, and track specific tasks in a project.’ http://searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com/definition/Gantt-chart

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– YCN: UK Greetings

To enable me to decide on the brief I wanted to go for, I first browsed the different student design award websites to see what they had to offer. My initial thought was to take up the brief on the D&AD website that was a campaign for Ted Baker. However, I felt that I wanted to create something that I had not done before and was challenging to what I already do. I then was immediately drawn to the competition brief on the YCN website that was to create greeting cards.

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