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Hi all, many thanks for all comments, I’ve been working on my poster and here is another version with all suggested changes. Please let me know your thoughts.

February 8, 2017 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography


HI I am still playing with my A2…

February 5, 2017 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography

I am still playing with my A2 poster…what do you think about this one?
I personally like…it has totally a different style compared to what I made weeks ago




Sketchbooks Health Check 18.11.16

November 18, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography, Unit 1 & 2 Visual Language

Key points on the sketchbooks

1. It’s really positive to see people documenting the workshop tasks and including the material generated at the sessions in their sketchbooks. However, these should be starting points for you to take in your own direction. In some case there is little material include beyond them. At this stage you really should be moving this on, as to do so will only get harder as the first sessions get longer and longer ago.

2. There are some really interesting and engaging pieces of experimentation included in the sketchbooks. Times when you have got your hands dirty, explored different mediums and taken risks are real highlights. More of these would be good to see.

3. It’s worthwhile to be conscious of the difference between desciption and evaluation. While much of the writing in your sketchbooks can be descriptive – giving an insight into your working process and interests, you also need to include evaluation alongside this. Put forward assessments of the work you are exploring or developing and suggest some conclusions – what you think is working or not and why – give us your own take on what you have discovered or made.

4. There are some strong examples of contextualisation in the sketchbooks, it’s particularly interesting when you have made the connection between what you have seen and something have made in response to it. Remember it’s important to build up a sound body of knowledge of the field of design, but this should also be a stimulus for you to make, experiment and develop your own experience, practice and expertise.

5. Overall many of your should feel reassured that you are very much moving in the right direction and developing a good body of work in this area. However, now is the time to ensure you establish and maintain some good momentum with this. Essentially there are no mistakes with sketchbooks, and research and development, or right or wrong approaches. The only mistake you can make is to hold back and leave it too late in terms of time to produce a rich and in-depth body of knowledge, and piece of work and learning for this unit. At times the work shown feels a little safe and polite. Remember to approach your work with enthusiasm and let your own interests and your personal perspectives guide the direction in which you develop the material.



Experiments with Visual Language of tickets

November 13, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography, Unit 1 & 2 Visual Language

These are experiments by Emma Collum, an alumna from 2014. I mentioned this in a reply to Ella below.

Geoff White article Octavo 86.2

November 1, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography, Unit 1 & 2 Visual Language


Geoff White is visiting D207 on Thursday at 3.30pm. If you are in college and want to pop in then please do.

Freda Sack and David Quay

November 1, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography

Here is an interview with typeface designers Freda Sack and David Quay

Great article about grids :)

October 31, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography

A Firm Turn Toward the Objective: Josef Müller-Brockmann 1948–1981

Claire Wan

October 24, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Information Design, Unit 1 & 2 Typography, Unit 1 & 2 Visual Language


DVC alumna Claire Wan has recently been profiled on Nicole Phillips’ Typograph.Her website. See here.

Rubber stamp alphabet animated

October 23, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography, Unit 1 & 2 Visual Language

Use of letterpress in moving image

October 23, 2016 in Unit 1 & 2 Typography

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