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Birmingham City University Graphic Design

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A4 Books
4pp Cover onto 350gsm Silk
Debossing to outer cover
102pp Text onto 170gsm Silk
Four colour print throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound

Birmingham City University Graphic Design: A Showcase of Creativity and Innovation

The Birmingham City University (BCU) Graphic Design course is a hotbed of creativity and innovation. The course, which is part of the Visual Communication department, provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the competitive world of graphic design. The culmination of their hard work and talent is showcased in the annual degree show catalogue, a stunning testament to the creativity and innovation that BCU fosters.

Talent is the Winner

The degree show catalogue is more than just a book; it’s a bespoke piece of art in its own right. Each year, the students work with Ex Why Zed, a leading provider of degree show catalogue printing services, to create a catalogue that is as unique and creative as the work it contains. The result is a stunning showcase of the students’ talent, creativity, and hard work.

A Premium Aesthetic

The 2015 catalogue was an A4 book, larger than standard, giving the students a larger area to display their work and provide their contact details to potential employers. The front cover was debossed, giving the catalogue a unique tactility and premium aesthetic. The catalogue was printed on 350gsm Silk for the cover and 170gsm Silk for the 102 pages of text, all in full colour. The pages were then trimmed, collated, and perfect bound to create a high-quality, professional finish.

The choice of materials and finishes was carefully considered to reflect the quality of the work within. The silk paper gives the images a vibrant, high-quality finish, while the debossed cover adds a tactile element that sets this catalogue apart from others. This attention to detail is a hallmark of Ex Why Zed’s artist catalogue printing services, and it’s one of the reasons why BCU chose to work with them.

A Testament to Creativity and Innovation

The BCU Graphic Design degree show catalogue is a testament to the creativity and innovation of the students and the quality of the education they receive. It’s also a testament to the quality of Ex Why Zed’s printing services. From the choice of materials to the finishing touches, every aspect of the catalogue is designed to showcase the students’ work in the best possible light.

The catalogue is not just a showcase for the students’ work; it’s also a valuable marketing tool. It’s distributed to potential employers, industry professionals, and other universities, raising the profile of the students and the university. It’s a tangible reminder of the talent and creativity that BCU fosters, and it’s a testament to the quality of Ex Why Zed’s printing services.

A Partnership that Delivers Results

The partnership between BCU and Ex Why Zed is a perfect example of how a university and a printing company can work together to create a product that showcases the students’ work, promotes the university, and delivers a high-quality, professional product. It’s a partnership that delivers results, year after year.

This is just one of many successful collaborations between Ex Why Zed and universities across the UK. Other notable projects include the Falmouth University BA Drawing 2016 Catalogue, the Kingston Graphic Design 2014, and the [Goldsmiths Design 2013](https://exwhyzed.co

.uk/portfolio/goldsmiths-design-2013/). Each of these projects showcases the unique talents and creativity of the students, and each is a testament to the quality of Ex Why Zed’s printing services.

The Future of Graphic Design at BCU

The future of graphic design at BCU is bright. The university continues to attract talented students who are passionate about graphic design, and the annual degree show catalogue continues to be a highlight of the academic year. With Ex Why Zed as their printing partner, BCU can look forward to many more years of stunning degree show catalogues.


The Birmingham City University Graphic Design degree show catalogue is more than just a book; it’s a showcase of talent, a marketing tool, and a testament to the quality of BCU’s graphic design program and Ex Why Zed’s printing services. It’s a perfect example of what can be achieved when creativity, innovation, and quality printing come together.

If you’re interested in creating a bespoke degree show catalogue for your university, Ex Why Zed is here to help. With their expertise in printing and their commitment to quality, they can help you create a catalogue that showcases your students’ work in the best possible light.

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