Friday, 14 May 2010

Typography with a twist

Earlier this week I ventured to Epsom, Surrey. Not for a flutter on the horses but to hold a typography session with the graphic design students. And what a top-notch day it was.

The focus was on 'typography with a twist' where I shared my own work and the work of others; great brand identities from the likes of The Chase and Thoughtful Design, as well as Noma Bar, who's work is hanging next to mine in the 'More is a Bore' exhibition (see below).

I've always wanted to do this and I never thought I'd get so much out of it. The level of thinking from the students was superb and the sketch books were brimming with rich ideas. All of which I hope will be tweaked, developed and entered into each of their folios.

And, I'm hoping to go back. But this time, perhaps, to set a live brief. Something a little more meaty. But first, the end of year show which I'm rather excited about going to. (Rather impressively, the students have a good friend in design legend Vaughan Oliver who is working with them on live projects).

You can view the UCA design blog here. Keep a beady eye on it.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Less is more. More or less.

Tomorrow sees the grand opening of 'More is a Bore' - a new exhibition from The Ship of Fools gallery in The Netherlands. And, my `tache posters will be hanging from the walls of the converted cigarette factory in The Haag, along with work from, no less, the great Noma Bar and Anthony Burrill.
The exhibition focuses on minimalist graphic art and will run from the 7th May until the 24th June. I really love the work of Noma and Anthony and I'm rather chuffed that the wonderful people at The Ship of Fools have included my work in this, their latest event.

To find out more about the exhibition visit The Ship of Fools gallery website.