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.…

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…