Monday, 31 January 2011

Typographic Conference

Typewriting, a day long conference totally devoted to all things typographic, is coming to Birmingham on March 16th.

This symposium will explore the link between the typographer and the writer of words, be their texts literary, commercial, instructional or inspirational; whether they have been produced by a professional writer, graphic auteur or the casual passer-by who has simply given form to his thoughts. Tickets are available now from:

Why not take the opportunity to meet an array of people with a passion for type and come along to hear a fascinating array of talks from a variety of international speakers, including University of Wolverhampton, Visual Communication lecturer, Jessica Glaser

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Countdown to D&AD competition

It's approaching the deadline to this years D&AD competition (good luck to those who are entering).

As part of the countdown there is a daily post from one of the judges, or someone of note connected with the competition. Today's comment comes from Michael Bierut, the graphic design jury chairman and discusses a resurgence in enthusiasm and interest in print.

His post is expressed in 140 words (the limit for descriptive text that should accompany all D&AD professional entry).

"Despite expectations to the contrary, print and publication seems to be far from dead, but in fact may be entering a new golden age. In reaction to the rise of the iPad, enabled by the accessibility of more varied (and digitally-enabled) print-on-demand technologies, magazines and newspapers and broadsides at every scale keep coming on strong. I noticed on "Downton Abbey" that the servants used to iron the newspapers upon delivery, lest their masters' fingers get smudged with ink. Is it wishful thinking that I am yearning for some smudging again?"

Thursday, 20 January 2011

RotoVision Award for Wolverhampton Visual Communication Students

We are proud to announce that for the third year running, RotoVision Publishing are sponsoring an award for graduating Visual Communication students. During the forthcoming, September graduation ceremony, the prize, will be presented by the Dean of the School of Art and Design, Dr Bryony Conwy, to the winning student. Former recipients of ‘The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Editorial Graphic Communication’ have been Ineesa Iqbal and Matt Zarandi,  both of whom have gone on to highly successful employment as graphic designers. In previous years RotoVision have also generously supported Visual Communication students with an internship offered within their design studio in Hove.

Remember to look out for more information about this years award recipient, in the months to come.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Hello from Mauritius

Hi, my name is Ashvin Saneecharaun, I graduated from the Graphic Communication degree at the University of Wolverhampton in 2007. I now work for Air Mauritius as a Graphic Designer after previously working at Orange and at M&C Saatchi, in London. 

My current role gives me a good insight of an industry with lots of opportunities. I work on the airline's online advertising campaigns as well as design for print and web. Design and strategies here are methodical and result from research and analysis, we work with international consultants and coaches who guide us with the best industry practices.  

I enjoyed both multimedia and editorial design at university. I cannot believe it's nearly 4 years since my graduation. It was an enriching experience studying at Wolverhampton and I met many really talented people and made lots of friends. During my study, I enjoyed typography, design for print and design for screen and this has prepared me well for working as a graphic designer.