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…

In Conversation: Alex Cooper & Tim Hutchinson

The lecture series, In Conversation with Alumni, began with Tony Pritchard (Course Leader, Postgraduate Design for Visual Communication) talking to Graphic & Media Design staff members, Alex Cooper and Tim Hutchinson about their joint practice. For final year student Benedict Povey, this was an opportunity to get more familiar with their approach and reflect on how…

Agitate!-Propagate!-’68!

To mark the 50th anniversary of ‘1968’, a year of global protest and unrest, the Design Activism Research Hub (DARH) is staging an exhibition in the LCC Library with related events for students and staff during May. The exhibition displays visual artefacts and publications related to activist concerns in London at that time; from international…

Octavo Redux 1:1

The eight issues of Octavo, journal of typography, edited designed and published by the London-based studio 8vo between 1986 and 1992, have acquired cult status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available. But it’s now possible to see all eight issues at actual size in Octavo Redux. The book has been designed…

Unwrapping Photography

What surrounds the creation of an NGO photographic image? How is this constructed? What underpins it and what is its social dynamic and texture? In his new book, Unwrapping Photography; Reading the Layers Behind a Photographic Image, GMD Associate Lecturer Luca Damiani considers these difficult issues amongst others. Unwrapping Photography looks at the development, from concept…

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.…