Collaboration with Erik Spiekermann

Tomas Clarkson has recently completed an internship with Erik Spiekermann during his DPS year in Berlin and was lucky enough to work closely on a project with Erik himself at p98a. p98a is an experimental letterpress workshop in Berlin Tiergarten, dedicated to letters, printing and paper. Erik and his friends are a group of multi-disciplined…

A Charity Art Director (who also loves Morrissey)

GMD alumnus James Coventry is a highly successful Art Director working in the charity sector, but he has also been busy recently producing new Valentine designs for his sideline in Morrissey-inspired typographic greetings cards… When did you graduate from GMD? “I graduated from GMD in 2010 with two main passions; graphic design and the music of…

Creativity Explored in UAL Publication

What does it mean to be ‘creative’? What’s the point of a creative education? What happens at art school? The work of GMD students at LCC has been featured in a new book which explores creativity through a series of essays and interviews with over 30 high-profile contributors, alongside lavish images of artworks, exhibitions and actions…

The Land of Lost Content

Alumnus and former Associate Lecturer for GMD, Patrick Fry, has a new project that should be of interest to any lovers of graphic ephemera. Patrick is designing and publishing a limited edition 272 page case-bound book called The Land of Lost Content as a celebration of a lesser-known museum in Shropshire. The museum has a…

Laetus Exhibition

Donal Sturt, from Studio Calm & Collected (featured here in November) and India Dickinson have curated a new monochromatic group exhibition, also featuring GMD alumni Alex May Hughes (featured here in December). Five young contemporary artists come together to exhibit an entirely new body of work. In contrast to the plethora of brightly coloured imagery London imposes…

Developing Citizen Designers

Elizabeth Resnick’s book, Developing Citizen Designers, is on the AIGA Design Educators Community ‘must-read’ list for 2017. http://designobserver.com/feature/required-reading/39497/ The book, which is a comprehensive look at a range of international examples of socially responsible design practice from students and educators, features two projects from Graphic and Media Design students and staff. Gülizar Çepoğlu writes about a ‘Design…