Design education

15 March 2011

Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing

john ridpath, the events department

UCL seminar to discuss the ethics of graphic design
Back in the summer of 1994, Andrew Howard reminded Eye readers of ‘First Things First’, the 1964 manifesto issued by British designer Ken Garland and a group of twenty-one colleagues (see ‘There is such a thing as society’, Eye 13). Garland et al called for fellow designers to reject the lure of advertising’s filthy lucre in favour of socially useful graphic design.

10 March 2011

Entente cordiale

Entente cordiale

natalie ferris

A pre-Chaumont RCA show juxtaposes cross-Channel poster art
Posters shout, jostle, and cajole. They blister every surface from bedroom wall to tube-train, from the streets of Manchester to Marseille, writes Natalie Ferris. The exhibition, ‘British Posters / Affiche Françaises’, held briefly at the Royal College of Art from earlier this month, provided a witty moment of reflection.

3 February 2011

And more again

And more again

eye editors

Information design and graphics in Eye 78, our biggest ever issue
It has been printed, packaged and delivered to subscribers and bookshops all over the world. But if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a taste of what to look forward to in Eye 78, our biggest ever issue.

20 January 2011

Shots in the air

Shots in the air

catherine griffiths

Just thirty-six frames for a (typo) exercise in photographic restraint
Back in 1986, before Wellington Polytechnic had computers, writes Catherine Griffiths, Visual Communication Design students spent big on course materials. One tool our tutors encouraged us to buy was an SLR camera, analogue then – either that, or borrow a school one for which there was a queue.

30 November 2010

Deal with it!

Deal with it!

gill hicks

Design a face for M.A.D.’s student playing card competition
‘Playing for Peace’ – one of our Peace by Design projects – has evolved as part of my new life at M.A.D. (Making A Difference) for Peace, which I set up to communicate the importance of our individual responsibility in creating a world in which extreme conflict is ended, writes Gill Hicks.

24 November 2010

Drumming up new business?

Drumming up new business?

mike radcliffe

Think about your strategy before you start cold calling
The most common problem for small studios is how to bring in new business, writes Represent’s Mike Radcliffe. For a studio to succeed and – more importantly – thrive, it is important to develop a new business strategy that’s consistent, persistent and viewed as a full time activity.

11 November 2010

Newport student snapshot

Newport student snapshot

john ridpath

Eye catches up with three photographic art graduates
For my Eye 77 education piece, ‘Out of the darkroom’, I spoke to course leaders and students at Newport’s presitigious photography department, writes John Ridpath.

11 October 2010

An alphabetical catwalk

An alphabetical catwalk

tania prill

Tania Prill’s student workshop translates typography into fashion
Each year, Professor Niklaus Troxler and his colleagues from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design invite six designers from around the world to hold workshops. In 2009, writes Tania Prill in Eye 72, I was invited to run a thee-day workshop.

12 July 2010

Wake up Brazil!

Wake up Brazil!

flavia sanches, tyler johnson

Brazilian designers discuss the perils of following trends
GOT MERZ was an attempt to send a wake up call to Brazil, an attempt to stop people blindly following trends, write Tyler Johnson and Flavia Sanches of Nomad Ink, a design studio in Curitiba, Brazil. 

9 July 2010

Graphic birdwatching

Graphic birdwatching

chloë king

70 per cent of design students are female … but where do they go to?
There’s no need to hide writes Chloë King, but statistics show that’s what women designers are doing. According to the Design Council, 70 per cent of undergrads are female while the profession maintains a predominance of 60 per cent fellas.
 
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