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Eddie Opara Lecture

Review by final year student, James Land In the second of this term’s Design School Lecture Series, Pentagram’s Eddie Opara came in to discuss the role of design and modern technology, as well as demonstrating his impressive design background.  “The problem graphic design has, is when you try to define it.” LCC Alumni, Opara, identifies not as a graphic…

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Studio Calm & Collected

Since graduating from GMD in 2014, Donal Sturt has not lost enthusiasm for collaboration and printmaking. He co-founded the Peckham-based art and design practice, Studio Calm & Collected, with Adam Bletchley and the duo have had a prolific couple of years. The studio has undertaken commercial commissions for Jo Malone along with publishing their own book and holding an…

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The Peter Cannings Prize

The 2016 recipient of the Peter Cannings Prize for Innovation in Digital Media in Graphic Design was Damion Robinson. The £500 prize is awarded annually to a final year student from BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design and is made to a student whose work demonstrates the most innovative use of digital media. Peter Cannings, who died suddenly in 2012, was…

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Autumn/Spring Design Lectures 2016/17

The Design School has curated a series of design lectures for the Autumn and Spring terms  at London College of Communication. Nicky Ryan, Dean of the Design School has proposed the titles of the lectures which explore disciplinary territories which need particular consideration, critical analysis and debate. Each lecture is introduced by an academic and will have a…

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Click Candy: Singapore

Click Candy is GMD graduate Vanessa Ban’s first solo exhibition in Singapore, running 5th October-5th November 2016. Inspired by clickbait – specifically web content that generates online advertising revenue through relying on sexualised images of women to attract ‘clicks’, Ban’s latest work imagines clickbait without its sex objects. Rather than parody or perform the strategies of clickbait,…

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Senegal Workshops for Designers 

LCC Design School students Ashmi Mridul and GMD students Tamara Lewis and Sarah-Louise Bingley were selected by LCC and Route-Artlantique to travel to Senegal for two weeks and collaborate in a series of craft and design workshops with African artists with the objective of repurposing materials. Route was born in September 2014 in the bosom of Artlantique,…

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Design Research Exhibition

A number of GMD staff (academic and technical) contributed to an exhibition of Design Research work, 14 September–14 October 2016. The show ran as part of the London Design Festival exhibitions and events at LCC. Work pictured (clockwise) by Tim Hutchinson & Alexander Cooper, Chris May, Joshua Trees, Siân Cook, Jack Blake, Monica Biagioli,  Paul McNeil &…