Hold Tight

GMD student, Veronica Jones, reports back from a recent talk at LCC. “Second year GMD students and tutors welcomed author Jeffrey Boakye for a talk about his book Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime. Hold Tight is a key text for our collaborative project, Full Flow – the Language of Grime, in which students…

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…

Sound and Autism: MRes at the RCA

Patricia Puertas graduated from GMD last June. Her work was ‘spotted’ at the end of year Degree Show exhibitions and she was invited to apply for the MRes in Communication Design at the Royal College of Art. So what happened next and what reflections does she have on her time at LCC? “I was contacted by…

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…

Krafty

A new business start-up from a trio of students, two of whom are from LCC, has emerged as part of Mercarto Metropolitano, the Milan-style street food market at Elephant & Castle. Final year Graphic and Media Design student Felix Bollen spent part of his Diploma in Professional Studies year 16/17 developing this new business, concentrating…

Isle of Dogs

When embarking on her Diploma in Professional Studies year, Caitlin Jedski was clear about one thing, she really wanted to work on a film. Deeply engaged in typography, both print and production, she was a great fan of the work of MinaLima and wanted to explore the role of a designer in the movies. Caitlin…

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’,…