‘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…

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…