Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Interns- Interbrand

Interbrand is looking for new up and coming talent! We are currently recruiting Interns across our packaging and corporate branding teams.

Here you will be working on huge brand names, learning about the different design disciplines and be surrounded by an award winning creative team.

We are looking for graduates that are full of ideas, eager to get involved and of course have a passion for design!

Please send us your portfolio, something unique about yourself and why you would like to join Interbrand to :

Junior designer - Edge and Barrett, London

Junior designer
We are currently looking for a energetic, creative junior graphic designer with a keen eye for detail and strong in ideas and with plenty of initiative.

We are a small but busy studio based in Spitalfields, east London, working with a variety of clients – covering all aspects of design from branding, editorial, print and web – so Adobe skills essential and experience with web design, HTML and CSS would be a bonus. You will have the opportunity to be involved in every stage of the design process, from concepts to production, working on our in house magazine and making the odd cup of tea here and there.

Please apply via –

with a PDF portfolio (5mb or under) or a link to your work.

Graphic Design Placement - South Kensington

Graphic Design Placement
Creative Interpartners is a graphic design agency in South Kensington, London.

We are currently looking for an intern to do a work experience placement for 2-4 weeks.

This would be a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a busy and exciting studio doing variety of different live projects including web based and print media.

Please submit your CV and portfolio to

The Rise of California Modern Design

CADRE Lecture Series Free Public Lecture by Professor Christopher Long (University of Texas)

6th March 2012, 6.00pm, MK045
The Rise of California Modern Design: Kem Weber and Paul T. Frankl

This talk will examine the work of two of the leading designers in Southern California in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, Kem Weber and Paul T. Frankl. Weber and Frankl, like many of those working in California in this period, were recent immigrants from Central Europe--Weber from Berlin, Frankl from Vienna.

This lecture will explore how the two men adapted to the special cultural climate of Los Angeles and, in turn, how their distinctive approaches contributed to fostering the specific look of California Modern design.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Jura is an elegant serif typeface of narrow proportions with distinguishing details. The rounded, wedge shaped serifs offer a contemporary feel while maintaining legibility even at small sizes.

This new release of the Jura family includes four fonts: Regular, Italic, Bold & Bold-Italic.
to download this family for free, visit:

Adelle Basic

Adelle is a dynamic slab serif designed by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. While it is conceived specifically for intensive editorial use, its personality and flexibility make it a really useful typeface in many design situations.
The OpenType Basic version, full commercial licence, of Adelle Bold and Bold Italic can be downloaded free of charge from

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Simon goes Tribal

Simon Richings graduated from Wolverhampton in 1996 with a First Class Honours Degree in Graphic Communication. As part of his course he spent one of his semesters studying at California State University, Long Beach, undertaking an exchange programme. 

After a short period of freelance work in London, Simon was hired by a small, graphic design agency in his home town of Bristol. A solid seven years there saw him rise into a senior design role, working on mainly business-to-business projects for a range of regional clients. During this time he honed his layout and Photoshop skills, while spending much of his spare time writing tabletop role-playing games and obsessing over new technology. Another period of freelancing followed, including a brief involvement in the founding of Science Education Arts (SEA) - a practice specialising in design for those sectors he had most passion for. 

In 2006 he began working with digital advertising agency Tribal DDB on an entirely different sort of project. A friend at the agency figured he was right for an unusual hybrid task: designing and writing an online murder mystery game for Hasbro to promote their Cluedo brand. More work from Tribal followed and Simon accepted a permanent role there in 2007 as a senior art director. From this point on, he's had the luxury of working with some great designers, freeing him up to concentrate on his area of strength - the ideas themselves.

High profile work for Volkswagen, Guinness and other big brands followed, including the highly awarded Monopoly City Streets (for Hasbro, again). This combined the familiar board game with Google maps - players could buy any street in the world, including their own, and they did - 1.7 million of them. Simon has now risen to the dual role of Head of Creative for Tribal and Digital Creative Director for DDB (the famous traditional advertising agency), working with some very talented creatives, designers, developers and technologists.

Simon believes his time studying at Wolverhampton played a key role in his current success, despite his lateral step into another discipline:

"The Graphic Communication course at Wolverhampton gave me a fantastic grounding in techniques for idea generation, and taught me to always root my work in something deeper than pure aesthetics. This made the jump into advertising much, much easier than it would have been if all I'd learnt was technique."

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Graduate Success - Sureewoong Sun Thon

Sureewoong Sun Thon, 2011 Graphics grad from 2011, is now employed as a Web Designer at The White Room Creative Agency in Birmingham.

White Room Creative is a digital marketing agency solving challenges with strategy, design and technology. Combining different areas of strategic, creative and technical expertise to deliver fully integrated digital marketing solutions.
Congratulations Sureewoong Sun Thon

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Creative Artworker - Pure Design Studios Macclesfield

Creative Artworker
We are a small, friendly graphic design studio in Macclesfield looking for someone to join our team producing artwork from concept to finish. Ideally with 2–4 years experience with proficiency in Quark, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. A passion for design and an eye for typography and layout are essential.
Please send CV and pdf examples of recent work to

Beat Bullying Design Intern - South London

Volunteer Design Intern

Beatbullying, one of the UK’s most highly respected and award winning children’s charities, is looking for a Volunteer Design Intern to assist the Digital dept with online and offline digital and design projects. Beatbullying currently enjoys a very strong online presence and our development of this is key to our continuing and future success.

As a Design Intern, you will work on the design and layout of promotional materials, learning materials, image manipulation/optimisation. You will be assisting in the design of websites, Flash sites and Social Networking Sites and helping with the editing and maintenance of Beatbullying websites and contributing to our Media Library.

You should be able to broadly demonstrate the following:
• Good all round design skills
• Ability to design for offline and online digital media
• Experience using some or all of Adobe Creative Suite programmes.
• An understanding of our primary target audience – young people aged 11-25
• An understanding of other key stakeholder groups (parents, teachers, partners)

In return Beatbullying will:
• Aim to help develop your skills and experience and make sure you get the most out of the experience
• Give you the opportunity to lead on certain tasks and projects, as well as assist other staff in delivering work as a team
• Pay your lunch and travel expenses
• Give you experience, skills and knowledge of working in the charity sector and also of working for an exciting and growing organisation which has won many awards for its use of Digital
Please go to for more information about working at Beatbullying and our rolling internships programme.

Beatbullying is Registered Charity Number 1097631

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

HARD - A Bookazine by Ruben Scupin

Many visual communication students have an interest in designing books and magazines. German designer Ruben Scupin has been in touch to share his inspiring design for HARD, a bookazine that explores the topics of fashion and beauty in a highly innovative manner. Rubens design is beautifully produced and truly interactive, incorporating elements such as pop-ups, lenticular images, stitching and glow in the dark detail.

Daniel Dean Meets David Haye at Evisu prize giving launch

Regular readers of this blog may remember posts about student success in the Evisu competition.

As part of his prize, final year graphics student Daniel Dean has attended a recent Evisu launch. Daniel is pictured here being congratulated by David Haye, the former WBA heavyweight champion.
"It was a wonderful privilege to meet David Haye" said Daniel "David is very interested in my designs for Evisu and spent a lot of time discussing my work. Entering this competition has been a fantastic opportunity, I've enjoyed every minute - having the chance to meet so many people and take a look at fashion promotions behind the scenes, has been great."

Monday, 20 February 2012

A New Look At Nature - competition

The Campaign for Drawing (organisers of The Big Draw) has launched an exciting new arts prize in collaboration with The Guild of St George. The John Ruskin Prize invites everyone 18+ to submit artworks that take ‘A New Look At Nature’.

The prestigious competition awards an impressive prize with the outright winner receiving £1000 plus opportunities to show their work at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield and at Brantwood, the historic Lake District home of John Ruskin himself. Nine runners-up will also be invited to exhibit in the Brantwood show this autumn.

More information and entry forms can be found here:

Teaching opportunities - RSA Academy

RSA Academy in Tipton are looking for a visual arts teacher, along with teachers for other subjects as well, this role in particular requires an ART (PGCE/NQT) person. The advert for the post was in last week’s Times Ed publications. If you have an interest in teaching this opportunity could be the one for you.

They have a recruitment event taking place on Wednesday 22nd February commencing at 5pm For further details please clink on the link below, which will take you straight to their website

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Placement - Further, Covent Garden


We are offering a paid internship

Further are an agency specialising in branding, reporting and employee engagement across a wide range of clients.

We’ll give you:
A studio full of lovely people
A chance to shine
Real work on some really big clients
Four weeks paid work

In return for:
Good ideas
A great attitude
Willingness to get stuck in

Please send five pieces of work (and only five!) and something interesting about yourself to

Duke and Earl, London - Graphic Design Internship

Graphic Design Internship – Central London
We are looking for two interns to work closely with our in-house designers as we refurbish our website.

Ideally we are looking for recent graduates who are proficient in CS Suite and AfterEffects but more experience is always welcome!

We are offering a two placement (expenses paid) and a unique insight into working for an exciting creative agency working in the digital sphere. You will also gain invaluable experience in learning how a design studio works and all the internal processes that come with this.

The placement begins on Monday so get emailing!! – please email a covering letter and detailed CV.

Graphic Designer- Glock, East London

Graphic Designer

GLOCK are looking for talented Junior to Middleweight designers to join a diverse team, working across our entire portfolio.

Your role will span all areas of design, from print and branding to product and experiential. Applicant portfolios should demonstrate a natural flair for design, based on strong ideas. A firm knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is essential in a fast paced, friendly environment.

You will be assisting the senior team on all projects and also be expected to contribute ideas. Additional skill sets are a bonus, such as copywriting or Google sketch-up for 3D projects.

On a personal level, we welcome applicants with a positive personality, as we like to enjoy our work and people we work with.

To apply, please send a PDF portfolio to

Thanks and good luck,

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Lighthouse Cinema needs your help

The cinema landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years with the digital revolution. The UK has been at the forefront in the switch to digital cinema with the UK Film Council launching the Digital Screen Network of 210 cinemas across the country. We became part of this network, which enabled digital projection capability in just one of our screens. This has allowed a successful and varied programme of independent, contemporary and classic film, alongside live content from around the world, and productions made by regional filmmakers.

The support from this Network has now come to an end and we are entering into an uncertain period. In order to maintain the unique cinema programme which Light House currently offers its audiences, we need to make both screens fully digital by upgrading its projection equipment.

If we are unable to fully upgrade to digital we will only be able to show a gradually diminishing selection of films into the future. More and more new releases will only be available in a digital format rather than on 35mm film. Light House will not have access to classic films which have been converted to digital. This will result in us being unable to cater for the needs of local and regional audiences.

After 25 years of investment from the local authority and other funding bodies, and support from loyal audience members, Light House wants to overcome this risk and ensure that we are able to maintain and extend our programming capabilities and support regional filmmakers for another 25 years and beyond! And of course this will mean that Wolverhampton continues to have a leading independent cinema so that local residents can access a unique cultural offering right on their doorstep.

We are looking to raise £7,500 towards the cost of this project and we are inviting you to donate from as little as £1. In return for your investment into your local cinema we will recognise your valued contribution with our rewards…

£1 – Light House pin badge

£5 – 10% off a cinema ticket

£10 – A pair of complimentary tickets to watch a film

£20 – A pair of complimentary tickets to watch a film and a free drink/snack in the bar

£50 – Loyalty card offering 10% off cinema tickets for 6 months

£100+ – Named recognition within online marketing & loyalty card offering 10% off cinema tickets for 12 months

All you have to do is simply purchase some shares through Angelshares and allocate them to our project. £1 = 1 Angelshare. Rewards will be allocated when the target has been reached.

Please help us to raise vital funds and save your local cinema! We have until the end of 2012 to reach our target! Visit for more info or contact

Ian Dodds- Creative Journey

Ian Dodds talk yesterday to students was a great success. Ian, who graduated with a degree in illustration from the University Of Wolverhampton in 2002, said

"Although it sounds like a cliché; illustration is a genuine obsession of mine, I feel incredibly privileged to have worked in this industry for nearly ten years. I take each commission no matter how big or small and try to create something unique and fitting for that client and their audience."

Find out more about Ian's work by visiting:

Find out more about the next Creative Journey presentation at:

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wild at heart - type in the landscape

A few weeks ago we posted about the remarkable edible poster by Anna Garforth. 

Here we are showcasing some more of her exciting type. This time letterforms created in the environment by precise weaving of 10 rolls of masking tape within the 'grid' of a chain link fence in Catalunya.

3D Type in Corrugated Cardboard

Quite a few students have become interested in creating 3D type. Take a look at the work of Farah Tamachi for her thesis. Farah, recent graduate from the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Graphic Design Honours Program has produced a 6ft wall installation filled with elaborate script type and flourishes. Her 3D letterforms are made from brown, corrigated card. The film showing the creation of her work can be seen below. Find out more about this remarkable project at:

Sarah Browne-How to Use Fool’s Gold

More type in the latest Ikon gallery shows, this time knitted!
Ikon presents the first UK solo exhibition by Dublin-based artist Sarah Browne, a survey of film and sculptural works, including the artist’s entry for the 2009 Venice Biennale. Using ‘the economy’ as the basis for her artistic practice, Browne works with small communities of people, documenting resourceful forms of exchange such as gifting, subsistence, poaching and subsidies, to reveal the hidden social relations that exist in small-scale economic structures.

A Model Society (2007) stems from research – undertaken prior to the recent financial crisis – in which Iceland was declared the happiest nation on earth. Browne advertised for knitwear models in Reykjavik newspapers and then surveyed respondents about the quality of life in Iceland. The models are presented within iconic Icelandic landscapes, wearing traditional lopi sweaters in which selected phrases from their comments, such as ‘no war’ and ‘rotten politics’, have been knitted. In works like these, the artist taps into the personal, emotional underpinnings of both national identity and macroeconomic forces.

Type on display at the Ikon Gallery Birmingham

There is a lot of type on display at the Ikon gallery at the moment, including the Work of Hamish Fulton.

This exhibition, a major collaboration between Ikon and Turner Contemporary, Margate is the first museum show for British artist Hamish Fulton since his retrospective at Tate Britain in 2002. Fulton describes himself as a ‘walking artist’, with his work joining the two separate disciplines of walking and art.

In 1973, having walked over 1000 miles in 47 days from Duncansby Head to Land’s End, Fulton decided to ‘only make art resulting from the experience of
individual walks.’ Since then the act of walking has remained central to his artistic practice. He has said ‘If I do not walk, I cannot make a work of art’. Calls for political justice, for Tibet and previously on behalf of Australian Aborigines and North American Indians, also recur in Fulton’s work, corresponding to the individual and artistic freedom embodied within it.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Graphic Design Intern - Wish Want Wear, London

Graphic Design Intern

We are looking for a graphic design intern for 5 days a week to work under creative direction for a new fashion company. You must be proficient in the Adobe CS 5 packages…especially Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks for fast paced work. A good eye for photography would also help. This role is perfect for a recent graduate or a current student of graphic design who can come ready with bags of ideas, enthusiasm, great time-keeping and their own MacBook Pro. If this is you then send your CV and work examples to with ‘graphic design internship’ in the subject line. Find out more about us at

Monday, 13 February 2012

Amy completes commission…….now breathe out.

Cico books, the London-based publisher are launching Anna Black’s ‘Living in the Moment’ in March. 

Amy Evans a second-year Illustration student earned the commission to produce over 50 Illustrations for the book, which she worked on over the Summer and into Autumn. 

Sally Powell, Art Director for Cico says 

"We were looking for an illustrator who could bring a fresh and imaginative approach to this particular subject, and we found this in Amy's work. We are very pleased with this book as it is different to the many other books available at the moment, and without doubt Amy's work helped us secure sales from a customer that wasn't otherwise interested. 

Amy was obviously very happy with the job and she thinks that ‘The past few months working on the book have been an experience which has really opened my eyes to illustration as a professional practice."

Living in the Moment by Anna Black is published by CICO Books at £12.99, paperback with flaps, and available from all good bookshops or call 01256-302699. Visit


The full programme will be online on 22 February, but there’s a selection of highlights you can browse through in the meantime on their site.

“Suggesting Londoners go to Brum for a weekend doesn’t come naturally, but Flatpack Festival might make us break the habit of a lifetime” – Time Out

“Flatpack has built a reputation for showcasing eccentric and unusual cinematic treats, alongside emerging talents” – Creative Review

Arkitypo - Johnson Banks

The Arkitypo project came about when Johnson Banks clients, Ravensbourne, asked if they were interested in developing a research project to test and showcase the in-house 3d prototyping skills and technology at Ravensbourne site in Greenwich.

Johnson Banks suggested they do something typographic – just the briefest period of research revealed very few examples of prototyping merged with graphic design. So they set themselves the brief to develop a 3d alphabet of alphabets. Each letterform is different, each in turn interprets its own alphabet. Shown above is 'Fraktur'. For the full story and complete alaphabet visit:

Artworker - True North, Manchester


We’re searching for an amazing artworker to join our True North team.

We’re looking for someone with an eye for detail, who’s both organised and creative, and has a technical mind to boot.

We’re not looking for a frustrated designer…
The ideal candidate must work well as part of a busy studio team, perform under pressure and take a central role in managing work through the studio in order to meet client deadlines.

All applicants need to be able to use the usual software.

If you think you’re up for this fantastic full-time opportunity, please send your CV including a cover letter and salary expectations to Tree Tabernor at

Friday, 10 February 2012

Congratulations Sangita

Final year graphics student Sangita Kumari has just received some good news. Not only will her design be shown within Type Tarts Manchester exhibition in Media City, but it is also to be included in a limited edition 'zine' sold to raise money for local charities with a concern for the plight of trafficked women in the sex industry.

For more information about Type Tarts visit:

Nick Stapleton - graduate success - The Hidden

Graphics Graduate Nick Stapelton has been in touch to tell us about his latest music production. Nick has high hopes for this track. See what you think...

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Freelance Designers, Artworkers & Copywriters - Propaganda, Leeds

Freelance Designers, Artworkers & Copywriters

We’re looking to expand our pool of freelancers.

If you’re a Designer, Artworker or Copywriter, have a lovely portfolio, good experience, great attitude, and are based in the north, please get in touch.

Please email Richard Bibby:

Junior Graphic Designer - Sherry

Junior Graphic Designer
Sherry is a creative design agency based in the Old Street area of EC1. Visual communication and brand development is what we do both on and offline. We pride ourselves on our creativity and our ability to always find the answer. To keep things interesting we work for lots of different clients from many different sectors music, sport, science, transport, live events and entertainment are just some. We’re looking for a talented designer with a genuine love for all things creative. You’ll need to be full of ideas, highly motivated with excellent attention to detail and want to work as part of a team. You’ll want to work in a studio with room to grow.

You’ll also need:

- to be brimming with ideas and creativity,
– to manage your time and steer projects within tight deadlines,
– to assist in all areas of keeping the the studio running smoothly,
– an awareness of design trends and digital innovations,
– an understanding of flash and XHTML would be preferable.

If this is you then send your CV and work examples

The salary for this position is 18K per annum. Find out more about us and our work at

Junior Graphic Designer - Revolution Inc. Sheffield

Junior Graphic Designer
Due to some tasty projects coming in we are looking to bring on another designer, requirements:

• Design experience for Print & Digital Media
• A keen eye for layouts
• Brand aficionado
• Confidence to present ideas and get involved with the team

You will be working on Branding Projects, Web Design, Brochures, etc. So your portfolio should display some shit-hot samples of these.

Send CV, PDF Portfolio (under 5mb) and Salary Expectations

Graduate Internship

Design Graduate Internship at Rinse FM / Ammunition
Rinse FM, the London based radio station and record label are looking for a talented graphic design intern to work out of their East London Studios.

Under the Creative Direction of Give Up Art, the successful candidate will be working with the Rinse team helping out on a variety of design projects. Give Up Art are the design studio responsible for the identity and design for Rinse FM, Tempa and FWD>>.
The ideal candidate should posses the following skills:

• Graduate with BA in Graphic design or a design related degree

• Preferably have completed previous internships and have some studio experience

• Strong design and typography skills

• Meticulous attention to detail

• Be able to work independently and under pressure

• Experience of preparing and submitting artwork to print

• Be experienced and competent in Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac

• Familiar with basic HTML and CSS styling

• Basic video editing ability (Premiere Pro, Final Cut etc) a bonus
How to apply:
• Please send a PDF showcasing examples of relevant work (no bigger than 3mb) AND a link to your online portfolio to:
About Rinse
For almost two decades Rinse has been pumping uncompromising music out of its London heartland, built by the community, for the community. Like an aerial on a tower-block it has acted as a focal point for successive musical waves from Jungle to UK garage, dubstep to funky and beyond. Through its transmissions, nights, releases and compilations it has inspired a community of producers, DJs, singers and MCs to collaborate and create music they want to hear.

Graphic Designer - Ideas Factory, London

Mid-Weight Graphic Designer

Our busy studio is seeking a talented mid-weight graphic designer.

The successful applicant will be a talented, creative, conceptual, team player, ready to push the boundaries, ability to work under pressure whilst upholding creative excellence. The ideal candidate will have a beautifully crafted portfolio which is presented to the highest of standards, showcasing highly creative projects that you have designed from concept through to delivery. We are a small studio, so everyone gets involved in everyday projects, working together and with direct involvement with the clients too.

About Ideas Factory 
Based in Wimbledon, SW London, we are a boutique design studio with a strong background in the premium property and travel sectors. Our work involves identity design, printed matter, digital design, art direction and advertising.

We help our clients understand how they can develop and transform their business by increasing their brand’s value. Creating impactful design crafted with our trademark attention to detail and concept led approach is key to our success.

If you are interested in the role, please email your CV, portfolio and salary expectations to


Reaktion Books, London are looking for freelance book designers to work in-house on a regular basis or out-of-house, according to our work load. If you have several years of experience as a book designer and a firm knowledge of typography and QuarkXpress, please apply to our Production Manager, Ken Macpherson:

Quark/InDesign operator

Reaktion books London is looking for an experienced Quark/InDesign operator to input text corrections working in-house on a regular or irregular basis according to workload. Please contact Ken Macpherson at:

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Elmina: An Unusual Black and White Movie

CADRE Lecture Series
Free Public Lecture by Douglas Fishbone (Video and Performance Artist)
Tuesday 14th February 2012, 6.00pm, MK045

Elmina: An Unusual Black and White Movie 
Douglas Fishbone discusses his latest work Elmina, shot entirely on location in Ghana.

Douglas Fishbone often uses satire and humour within his film, performance and installation works to examine consumer culture and the mass media in a critical and disarming way. His work weaves elaborate narrative and visual tapestries from freely found imagery, often sourced directly from the internet, that question the way information is presented, manipulated and processed in the contemporary visual landscape.

Elmina, Fishbone’s new feature-length melodrama, pushes this exploration in a different direction, presenting an unusual experiment in collaboration that connects two vastly different audiences – the Western art world, and the African home video market. Filmed in Ghana with a cast of major Ghanaian celebrities, Fishbone’s only artistic intervention is the insertion of himself, a white American artist, as the lead role in an otherwise completely African production. The work fully adopts Ghanaian film making conventions, and was written and directed by one of Ghana’s leading production companies. Elmina continues Fishbone’s examination of relativity, perception and the politics of representation and audience engagement, while raising broader questions about race, globalization and the possibility of a shared visual language.

Elmina will be distributed on VCD in Africa and immigrant communities in Europe later in the year, challenging the way both art films and African films are usually produced and distributed.

Elmina had its world premiere at Tate Britain in 2010 and was nominated for an African Movie Academy Award in Nigeria in 2011. It was recently on view at a solo exhibition at CIRCA Projects in Sunderland, at Dublin Contemporary in Ireland, and as part of the exhibition The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989 at the ZKM in Karslruhe, Germany.

Creative Journeys - A programme of talks by creative industry professionals

Visual Communications semester 2 programme of talks by creative industry professionals begins on February 9th this year with a presentation by illustrator & film maker, Roderick Mills. Talks are open to final year Visual Communications students and MA Digital and Visual Communications students. Alumni or any others wishing to attend can book seats by contacting
There are limited number of seats for visiting guests and booking is essential.

All talks will be held in the lecture theatre, MK045 of the School of Art and Design and begin at 2.00pm. Presentations last approximately 
75 minutes.

Programme details:

February 9 
Roderick Mills – Illustrator & Film Maker
February 16 
Ian Dodds – Illustrator
February 23 
James Langdon – Independent Graphic Designer 

March 1 
Simon Richings – Digital Creative Director DDB 

March 15 
Giorgos Maraziotis – Illustrator 

March 29 
Gerard Obrien and Gareth Langley – Co Founders Digital Creative Agency Star Dot Star

Monday, 6 February 2012

Sunday Times Magazine 50th anniversary

It's the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Magazine.

The Saachi Gallery have an special free exhibition celebrating this event. The gallery are showcasing the work of some of the world-famous photographers who have contributed to The Sunday Times Magazine since its launch in 1962. You'll see photographs by Don McCullin, David Bailey, Eve Arnold, Snowdon, Sam Taylor-Wood, Terry O'Neill, Uli Weber and many more. The exhibition runs from January 31 until February 19.

For another post on the Sunday times Times covers visit:

Swatch competition

The TTR World Snowboard Tour Trophy and the official Swatch Tour Watch are looking for a new design. The challenge: get creative with the theme Progression & Style. This is your chance to break into the spotlight through the snowboard and art world!

Register here, download the design template and get creative.
Create a graphic design expressing Progression & Style
Submit your artwork online before 27th March 2012, midnight (UTC time).
The uploaded designs are displayed in the gallery and can be shared through facebook.
A jury evaluates the artworks and invites 3 nominees to the Swatch Art Rules Night where the final winning design will be unveiled.

THE PRIZEYOUR personal creative look on the TTR World Snowboard Tour Trophy 2012/2013!
YOUR design on the official Swatch Tour Watch 2012/2013!
YOUR moment of fame on stage at the Swatch Art Rules Night!
YOUR creative holiday: 2 weeks in New York City including travel costs, accommodation and pocket money for 2 people!

Poster for Tomorrow Competition

The condition of women has undergone undeniable improvements during the last century. But these improvements haven’t happened everywhere and even where they have been the strongest, well, they are far from being strong enough.

Gender inequality still lingers unchallenged: it’s one of those things that are hard to see precisely because they are right in front of our eyes.
Design a poster that sees beyond the status quo and imagines a different future. We need gender equality now, because more opportunities for women are more opportunities for us all.

Competition Calendar:
Call for entries open: 8 March 2012
Call for entries close: 10 July 2012
Online jury vote: 20 July - 10 September 2012
Live jury session, Paris: 5 October 2012
Worldwide exhibitions opening: 10 December 2012

Download competition details from:

Friday, 3 February 2012


New York Public Library Labs is proud to bring you the Stereogranimator, a tool for transforming historical stereographs from The New York Public Library's vast collections into shareable 3D web formats. This site is all about your participation, so have fun with it and experiment with it. 
Here's two created earlier

Backing up digital files

Backing up digital files may seem a strange subject for this blog but it is an important topic that regularly crops up with students.

Having spent a considerable amount of time putting together a design solution, what could be worse than finding that document has been lost, or accidentally wiped. Visual Communication staff thoroughly recommend that all digital files are backed up – memory sticks, removable drives or CD’s are ideal for this. There is also an additional location – ‘the cloud’.

Take a look at Drop Box, which offers a free web-based file hosting service.

Drop Box uses cloud storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. There are both free and paid services, each with varying options. The free service provides 2 GB of free online storage and users who refer Dropbox to others can gain up to 8 GB of additional free storage.

This post is recommending Drop Box as an additional back up option. By placing you latest project files in your Drop Box, you can be sure that your files are safely stored, online, should anything happen to your precious memory stick.

Represent, London - what makes an ideal candidate?

Represent, are asking a collection of renowned designers and studios for their thoughts on what makes an ideal candidate.

"Simply having a great portfolio isn’t enough to secure you your perfect position. Studios are looking for more than just evidence of excellent design work—they’re employing a person, and who you are, your approach and how you put that across is just as important as what you’ve done." says Represent

In the first 'Ideal Canditate' they speak to Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister Inc.
Questions posed include:



For the full interview visit:

Vote for Hamza

Hamza Darby, final year student has entered 'Don't Panic Online' design a poster competition. His design can be viewed and voted for, at:

Good luck Hamza 

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

January Letterpress workshops

Harriet Leith has been in touch to share some of her photographs of January's letterpress workshops at the Black Country Living Museum. Harriet, first year graphics student, had an enjoyable day learning to print with the help and assistance of the museums expert printer Ken. Samples of some of the museums regular print are shown in  these photographs - look out for the 'behaviour' sign for trams, as well as hand printed paper bags.