24th June 2011
Salford MA student designs Glastonbury quilt for Michael Eavis
This weekend a special quilt handcrafted by a University of Salford student will be presented to the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis.
Amy Kett’s quilt ‘Data Fields’ reflects the festival’s history through a series of unique ‘info-graphics’ including early site maps, the development of the Pyramid Stage, toilet provisions, fundraising for charities, the birth of Michael’s youngest daughter Emily and the arrival of her own child.
Amy said: “I would like the quilt to be part of an ongoing legacy. The process involved in its creation is tied to community and tradition, yet it also serves as a narrative that touches on everything from spirituality to new technology. I would like to see it further developed and added to in tandem with Glastonbury itself.”
Earlier in the year Amy was also commissioned to produce info-graphics for the Coachella Festival magazine, CAMP. Interesting festival facts and lyrics by the band Arcade Fire were featured as a double page spread on the inside cover and digitally on the Coachella mobile phone app.
Amy will graduate with an MA in Design Communication next month. A selection of her projects can be viewed at: www.behance.net/amykett and www.amykett.com.