First Things First – Adriana Eysler

"Art for us is an occasion for social criticism and for a real understanding of the age we live in" - Hugo Bell The lecture I was perhaps most captivated by in this series, in terms of issues discussed, was delivered by Adriana Eysler, in which the social purpose of design and the social responsibility… Continue reading First Things First – Adriana Eysler

Visual interpretation of Iain McGilchrist’s ‘The Master and His Emissary’

STRUCTURE ARCHEOLOGY EQUIPPED CONSCIOUSNESS After taking keywords from McGilchrist's text; I searched for images to represent these words. I then saved the images as jpgs, and converted the coding of each one into text; I added in the applicable paragraph from McGilchrist's text into the code and then changed the coding back to an image format. These were the… Continue reading Visual interpretation of Iain McGilchrist’s ‘The Master and His Emissary’

After a Fashion – Dene October

ʺNothing beats leafing through the pages of the latest thriller – especially when it's a posh clothing catalogue.ʺ - Lauren Laverne To encourage loyalty, department stores such as 'Kay's' introduced fashion catalogues; this too enhanced patterns in consumption, aimed particularly amongst women. The success of these catalogues through the 1920s to 1960s was largely owed to… Continue reading After a Fashion – Dene October

Typography and Communication – John Patrick Hartnett

Typography is something I have never been interested by and something I dread when it comes up as a topic; probably not an ideal line of thinking if I'm going to be a graphic designer, but forcing myself into the lecture made me a lot less sceptical of the subject. Prior to John Patrick Hartnett's lecture, I… Continue reading Typography and Communication – John Patrick Hartnett