#OutdoorBlackArt

GMD alumni, Samuel Mensah, was one of the designers who contributed to the London based #OutdoorBlackArt campaign this summer (and also interviewed by the BBC – clip below). We asked Samuel to tell us more about the project and his response… “It’s not every day that I get to create artwork for a series of…

The Four Corners Podcast

GMD Senior Lecturer, Owen Wells, writes about a recent initiative he curated with students: In response to the lockdown, GMD created a course community podcast to stay in touch with one another virtually. As a result of the COVID-19 virus the whole BA GMD community was suddenly stretched across the globe. Many of us were…

Gateway/GMD

This year’s Graphic & Media Design Graduate Degree Show has had to take a very different form to previous exhibitions. Instead of hanging posters and installing screens in a physical space, this year’s graduates and staff have been reflecting on our current working and leisure practices, in order to produce a suitable online environment to…

Re:act: Distraction

The annual Re:act program challenges university students to create a behaviour change campaign that raises awareness among 18-25 year old road users of a critical road safety issue where they are over-represented. The Re:act 2020 topic was ‘distraction’. An initiative of creative behaviour change agency Hard Edge, Re:act, now in its fifth year, expanded internationally…

Projecting: Svenja Frahm

GMD staff member, Svenja Frahm, selects 3 of her projection mapping projects to share: Most recent show: Pan American Games Opening Ceremony 2019, Lima, Peru “The Pan American Games are similar to the Olympics but for the American continent. I was part of Luke Halls Studio’s design team to create projected visuals for the centrepiece…

Natural Enemies of Books

Cultural & Theoretical Studies Senior Lecturer, Jess Baines, has contributed a chapter to Natural Enemies of Books: A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography. The book is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print…

‘Experience Architect’: Benedict Wong

An informal Q+A with BA and MA GMD alumnus, Benedict Wong. – When did you graduate from GMD? A blog should never ask a gentleman his age. But if you must know, (pops over to LinkedIn) it was too damn long ago, and probably around 2007-2008…? – What are you doing now and where? I ended…

2: Uchronia: Designing Time

What time is it? Why should you care? GMD Course Leader Helga Schmid’s new book Uchronia: Designing Time questions our current system of clocks and calendars, which along with digital technologies work against natural time-givers, adversely affecting our mental and physical health.  ‘Uchronia’ means temporal utopia, and in the book Helga details how our current…

Developing an Ethical Code

Anmar Matrood graduated from the Graphic & Media Design BA in 2014 and currently lives and works in Finland. Here he talks about a recent project he worked on that resonates with the ethical design values of GMD. I work as a design lead at Gofore, one of the leading consulting companies in Finland. Since…

Yulia.i – Independent Art Curator

Yulia Ivanova has had a wide-ranging career since graduating from GMD in 2009. Over the last 10 years she has honed her skills in project management and curation with social impact. We interviewed her about her experiences since leaving LCC.   What are you doing now and where? I’m an independent art curator based in…