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…

20:20 You, Me and Those That Came Before

London Design Festival; ‘Emergence’ at LCC: Sept/Oct 2019 #2 LCC students undertaking the Diploma in Professional Studies 18/19, led by Sarah Temple, recently collaborated with Salusbury World, a London charity which supports refugee children and their families. For the London Design Festival, they co-produced an installation in response to an oral history archive, taken from…

Im-Pressed / Issue #3 / Atomic

London Design Festival; ‘Emergence’ at LCC: Sept/Oct 2019 #1 The Atomic publication is the latest issue in the Im-Pressed series and was launched as part of the London Design Festival, ‘Emergence’ exhibition at LCC. The publication series is designed and edited by GMD Senior Lecturers, Alexander Cooper + Tim Hutchinson, with contributions from a range of writers and…

Kyoto Inspiration

Kyoto Inspiration is a scheme which gives insights into how Kyoto’s traditional culture has provided a base, nurture and inspiration for innovations in past and present-day Japan’s popular media and arts. This summer GMD student James Cozier was accepted on to the programme to visit Japan and reflects on his experience: I had the opportunity…

NY—LON Cultural Exchange

The NY—LON cultural exchange was an opportunity for students from across UAL to collaborate with students from New York and the Shawn Carter Foundation (Jay-Z). Several Graphic and Media Design students were involved in the initial stages of the project. GMD Lecturer Alistair McClymont reports back: “We worked with a brief from the Ford Motor…

The Designers Republic Talk

First year GMD student, Jack Rice, reports back from The Designers Republic talk given by Ian Anderson earlier this term at LCC. “‘Accidental Pioneers’, that’s how Course Leader Craig Burston introduced The Designers Republic before Ian Anderson started speaking. Coming from more of a philosophical and musical background than a design one, Ian Anderson, along…

Bethany Koby: Creative Pioneer

“Koby’s lecture drew tangible links between her background as a designer and an enterprising ambition to create positive social change. She identified a very real problem in society, one that I have been affected by myself (as somebody who considers themselves technologically illiterate), it was inspiring to see how her creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit…

Magculture Conference

LCC Design alumnus Jeremy Leslie organises The Modern Magazine Conference – a hugely successful annual celebration of independent magazines. Managing and creating magazines for 30 years, Jeremy Leslie is the designer, writer, and curator at the centre of magCulture. He has written four books about editorial design and regularly contributes to the creative press and lectures…

Primary Research: Thomas Thwaites Talk

We invited final year GMD student Richard Underwood to respond to a lecture by Thomas Thwaites in January, part of the Design School Lecture Programme. ‘I first encountered Thomas Thwaites when I came across his toaster in the V&A. As an object it immediately caught my attention and as a story I was captivated. Over…

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…