In praise of Cow Gum

Cut and paste – there was a time when it meant just that. Artwork for print was assembled by physically cutting out pieces of typeset text, photographs, illustrations and other graphic elements, and carefully sticking them on pieces of art board. The cutting...

The realities of a working designer’s life.

A first taste of the real world of work can be a a bit of a reality check for the aspiring creative. One of my hobbies throughout college, and one that had also supplemented my student income, was music. I had played around local folk clubs, both solo and in various...

Swinging London for swinging designers?

1960’s design and the realisation that swinging London may be the doorway of opportunity. In the middle of our course a trip was organised by some of the fine art lecturers to visit the Bonnard exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. However, as well as this...