1: 24 Hours in Uchronia

Under the leadership of Course Director Helga Schmid, GMD engages with design as a time-based practice, not only the design of static things. This doesn’t simply mean working with time-based media—it means treating time itself as a design material. As an example, Helga ran a 24-hour event at Somerset House in London, designed not around clock…

Covid-19 Visualisation

During these inexplicably confusing and trying times, design studio Tiipoi found themselves curious about how the Covid-19 was spreading so fast. They also found a lot of incorrect information out there. So the studio developed a set of informational story screens about the virus and how it proliferates for dissemination on Instagram and other social…

Type for Type

“Not since the days of Gutenburg have we seen typography undergo as many changes as we do now”, says Pentagram’s Luke Powell in the foreword for the new, ‘Type for Type’ book published by Viction:ary. With typeface design and type modification becoming increasingly seen as almost elemental in the field of branding and identity design,…

Sustainable Packaging Design

GMD alumnus, Rory Farrell’s recent elegant packaging solution for LSA International included a sustainability challenge. Rory describes the thinking behind his design: “Canopy was one of LSA’s flagship collections of spring-summer 2019. The styling of the packaging you see here was a sort of subdued, eastern-bloc, modernist tone, in accordance with LSA’s 1960s Polish origins.…

Lunar Experiments with JavaScript

Inspired by Apollo 11, GMD Senior Lecturer Alistair McClymont has been experimenting in Java Script: https://amcc.github.io/darkmoon/ https://amcc.github.io/lightmoon/ https://amcc.github.io/lunarlanding/ “I recently read Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys by Michael Collins, he remained alone in the Command Module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the surface of the Moon. His autobiography contained the below…

Nike Global Narrative Director: Interview

A longer than usual post, but this email interview with GMD alumnus Sam Jackson, Global Narrative Director at Nike, is well worth the read, so we are publishing it in its entirety. Lots of good tips for students and links to visit, so keep scrolling!… When did you graduate from GMD? I graduated in the…

Year 2: SPACES Exhibition

Defined as “an exhibition exploring juxtaposition of spaces through the collaboration of art and design”, the one-night pop-up show was inspired by the different spaces and exhibitions Year Two students visited in their activity week, when they travelled to Margate and visited Somerset House’s 24/7 exhibition, the Design Museum’s Moving to Mars exhibit, and Store…