Ben Kite

Hello, my name is Ben Kite. I’m a multidisciplinary designer, photographer & writer, based in London.

I make work that looks at social & environmental issues.
You could hire me to design a publication, disrupt a public space or sing at your wedding.  

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Made It!

Designing the publication for the Central Saint Martins
Graphic Communication Design Degree Show 2019
In collaboration with Bobby Chen, Helena Traill, Julia Poon, Katie Peck, Pewand Shams, Rafael Zugliani and Terrayne BrownPhotographs by Calum Barlow

The Task

As part of the 2018 Graphic Communication Design degree show, we were tasked with creating a publication that documented the diversity of individuals, outcomes and paths within the GCD course. With a range of work selected by tutors from each of the communities of practice, as well as a selection of exercpts from the final year dissertations, we needed to produce a booklet in line with the pre-established identity of the show - ‘Made It!’ 

The Concept

To demonstrate the interflow of our practical work and our dissertations, we decided to use an insert that physically embedded itself within the publication. The arrow on the cover flows throughout the book on the bottom, and a selection of arrows are used as recurring motifs throughout. We hand screen-printed 1500 paper bags to place the publications in, demonstrating the craft focus of many practitioners on the course and providing a sense of individuality to every booklet, with each bag being subtly different. 

My Role

I was responsible for the collection and organisation of the range of work selected from the students of the course, as well as editing the writing for consistency. I was also involved in the art direction and layout of the publication.