After a brief introduction, David will present eight years of class lectures randomly sampled and compressed into exactly one (perhaps manic) hour.
Rooted in three courses (Typography, Gestalt and Interface) originally developed for liberal arts students at Princeton University, the book and lecture provide a broad introduction from Benjamin Franklin to Bruno Munari³, Moholy-Nagy to Muriel Cooper⁴ and the Macintosh computer.
David will be introduced by Matthew Chrislip⁵.
Led by Donkeys are creators of celebrated and controversial billboard-based interventions that explore how the pronouncements of British politicians circulate and are situated in public.
Recently they hosted a public competition to unofficially re-design the government's £100m Get Ready campaign³, plowed a giant message into a field in Wiltshire⁴ and published a book⁵ about their work.
Will Rose will speak about their work in discussion with Paul Finn⁶ with an introduction by Rebecca Ross.⁷
Nicole Killian uses graphic design, publishing, video, objects and installation to investigate how the structures of the internet and online communication affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer perspective².
Nicole recently served as guest editor on a special issue of the Walker Art Center's Soundboard titled How Will We Queer Design Education without Compromise?³
Nicole has been invited to CSM to share her work and raise questions about our own approaches to queering graphic design and graphic design education. During her visit, she will also be running a series of activities/workshops with BA GCD students which will use a process of foraging, transcription and then translation to create new language.
Nicole will introduced by Peter Hall.⁴
Stefanie Posavec² is a designer, artist and author. She describes data as her “favoured creative material”, and uses it to relate hands-on approaches to abstract information. Her practice takes in book design, information design, data visualisation and commissioned artworks using data.
Stefanie’s project Dear Data, a collaboration with Giorgia Lupi³, is an example of how data can be used as a material, and as a visual language that describes everyday information–from how often you laugh, to the contents of your wardrobe or bookshelf.
Stefanie will be introduced by Rebecca Wright⁴.
Samuel Mensah² is a London based Creative, whose experience spans across creative disciplines and industries, from branding to art direction, digital product design and industrial design.
Having studied Graphic and Media Design at London College of Communication, Mensah has used his educational foundation as a springboard for his career. He is credited with crafting award-winning campaigns and products globally for clients including Nike, Google and Virgin.
Mensah is also the founder of Youth Worldwide, a platform dedicated to showcasing and nurturing emerging creative talent locally in London and globally. He is also a D&AD, DesignWeek, Design Museum, Cannes Lions and UAL Ambassador working closely with the institutions to mentor the next generation of creatives into finding their path and hone their creative skills.
Mensah’s practice explores how we can wield Graphic Design to create the most impact in our world. In his lecture, he will explore the power of young creators, posing the the question: how can we as creatives fulfil our deeper purpose in life through the foundation of Graphic Communication?
Sam will introduced by Mikael Calandra Achode.³
For our final event of the year, we will use the everyday medium of badges to collate and relate keywords and ideas raised throughout the series⁴.
Communication designer Cally Gatehouse will be running a drop-in badge-making workshop from 10am–5pm on Monday April 20th and Tuesday April 21st, in F201.
All GCD students and staff will be invited to create a series of badges⁵. To conclude this special event, on the evening of April 21, we will hold a swap and exhibition, where we can trade badges and together reconsider some of the complex tensions and ideas that have emerged throughout the year.