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Graphic RCA: 50 Years traces the development of graphic design at the college through a timeline of work produced by students from 1963 to 2014. The exhibition includes some beautiful work by the big names. But beyond the celebrity seeks to demonstrate a fundamental and consistent self-questioning and an innovative approach within the school driven by staff and students to question what is graphic design. An attitude and approach that has been demonstrably carried beyond the college into the professional practices of its alumni. Read More >

Posted: November 5th, 2014
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In 1954 Jim Ede, the founder of Kettle’s Yard, envisaged creating -
“a living place where works of art could be enjoyed… where young people could be at home unhampered by the greater austerity of the museum or public art gallery.” Read More >

Posted: November 4th, 2014
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On Tuesday evening I travelled into London for the latest BBC Connected Studio studio briefing at Shoreditch Village Hall. Connected Studios are the BBC’s way of recruiting external designers to brainstorm and develop digital projects in support of programming. This event was to brief designers interested in taking part in a two day development workshop, building and presenting ideas for the latest One Planet landmark series broadcasting in 2016. Read More >

Posted: June 13th, 2014
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Last week I spent the morning with a group of forty design students in their second year at the London College of Communication. I gave a modified version of the Cambridge Creative Futures talk from March, interspersed with questions and discussion. The students are preparing for their year in industry and are in the process of applying for work placements, attempting to get funding for their projects, and working out how to fund themselves while they intern. Read More >

Posted: June 3rd, 2014
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BBC Connected is a new initiative which brings groups of people together to discuss possibilities and develop specific projects. Last week I joined a digital creative workshop at Shoreditch Village Hall in Hoxton Square, exploring new genres and territories that the BBC could move into online. Read More >

Posted: April 13th, 2014
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Last week I took part in the Creative Futures event, organised by Creative Front and held at the Junction in Cambridge. I was there to give a masterclass on “Research: what it is, who it’s for, and what’s in it for you.” The day consisted of short talks from a variety of designers, a series of materclasses, and a keynote speech from Wayne Hemingway. Read More >

Posted: March 31st, 2014
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On Monday July 7th the Tour de France will be passing through Saffron Walden on its way from Cambridge to London. To commemorate the event we have created a special edition of our Light Traffic Only cups and tea towels. They can be purchased from our online store Apropos-Shop or in person and online from the Design Essentials shop on Market Hill in Saffron Walden, who are the exclusive stockists. Read More >

Posted: March 27th, 2014
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Later this month I am giving a masterclass (italic-bold-underline) at the Creative Front Futures event in Cambridge.
My presentation will be on the value of research – what it is, who it’s for, and what’s in it for you. Here’s my quick guest-blog written for the Creative Front website: Read More >

Posted: March 12th, 2014
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This week I made the trip to the wintersports trade fair ISPO in Munich. I’ve been visiting the show on and off since 1998 and last made the journey in 2011. The well known ski brands are pretty much what you’d expect – big pine stands, low on creativity, big on logos. It’s usually the up and coming brands that make an effort. Read More >

Posted: January 30th, 2014
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The inaugural Mosaic 3DX Conference took place at Microsoft’s new Research building in Cambridge last week. A two day event bringing the burgeoning games industry, scientific and engineering companies, tech start-ups, artists, designers and business community together. Read More >

Posted: November 2nd, 2013
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