Variable Data Printing

MuirMcNeil design 8000 unique covers for Eye 94   For the cover of Eye Magazine, no. 94, MuirMcNeil (BA GMD tutors Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir) designed a system to generate 8000 uniquely different typographic compositions using algorithmic methodologies. The covers were printed digitally on an HP Indigo 10000 press at Pureprint using HP ‘Mosaic’,…

The Visual History of Type

GMD staff member Paul McNeil has published a definitive survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day. Arranged chronologically, more than 320 typefaces are faithfully reproduced in the form of their original type specimens or, where more suitable, in alternative historical settings.…

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…

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…

Design Museum Project

As the new Design Museum In London opens for the first time on November 24th in its new home in West London, final year GMD students are working with the museum on a project around the permanent collection. “My project focuses on how workshops could help to educate more teenagers about the importance of design and…

MozEx: Tutor/Student Experience

MozEx is a digital art exhibition curated by the digital learning teams at both Tate and the V&A, for MozFest, Mozilla’s annual celebration of the diverse, creative internet community and the greater open Internet movement, 28-30 October 2016. MozEx is an art exhibition with a 21st century twist, showcasing dynamic digital artwork that spans many disciplines and media. It is…

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…