wisdom and design on the mind

you know how your first job, your first day at school, your first anything, really, there’s always something you wish you’d known? that common knowledge that’s only common once you’ve gone through the rite of passage of struggling to figure it out? (ie: freshmen, don’t try and read every page in college. you will never remember everything and will only remember everything very poorly.)

advice to sink in slowly is a series of posters by design grads in the uk dolling out advice and inspiration for first-year students; a sort of ‘welcome to the club, it’s about to get worse… but fear not!’ endeavor. the series has been running since 2006, and the result is well worth a gander. words of inspiration from those who’ve lived to tell the tale, paying it forward with heart and good design. let it sink in:

You can buy some of the posters here.