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Made in Sheffield

Graphic designer Craig Oldham reports for CR from Curated by, a one-day creative conference in Sheffield which, this year, took as its theme the idea of Narrative

The Democratic Lecture

Rather than turning up to a college and delivering a given talk, graphic designer and visiting college lecturer Craig Oldham has created an initiative which allows students to vote for the topics they’d most like to hear him discuss…

St Bride Library talk: Crafty Types

For its forthcoming Crafty Types lecture on Tuesday November 13, St Bride Library has invited Catherine Dixon, Ruth Rowland, Si Scott and Sam Winston to talk about the craft of letter forming…

PhotoVoice lecture: Tim Flach

Next week photographer Tim Flach (whose image of Jambo, a hairless chimpanzee, above, graces the cover of our new November / Photography Annual issue) is set to talk about his new book, More Than Human, at a PhotoVoice lecture in London…

Brighton Graphic Design & Illustration 2012

The University of Brighton’s Graphic Design & Illustration BA Degree Show is on show in London this weekend, giving us London-based folks the chance to check out some great work from this year’s graduates. Here’s our pick of the exhibition.

An end to linguistic langour

Sick of reading the same old journalistic clichés in the news? In a round-robin newspaper sent to various titles, Ravensbourne student Simon Rogers has issued a challenge to journalists to expand their linguistic horizons and reach for that thesaurus

OK-RM’s grid-based system for Strelka

Design studio OK-RM have recently completed the branding for the Strelka Institute, a major cultural organisation in Moscow. We talked to OK-RM’s Rory McGrath about the project

Munich ’72 exhibition and symposium

As the Olympic flame passes through Kent later this month, UCA Canterbury is staging an exhibition and symposium dedicated to the design heritage and legacy of the Munich Games held in 1972

The perils of getting naked with Sagmeister

When Sagmeister Inc chose to announce that it had become Sagmeister & Walsh, it must have seemed like a fun and appropriate idea to update the studio’s original naked mailer with a new nude shot featuring both partners. But will it have as positive an effect on the career of Jessica Walsh as it did on that of the studio’s founder?

Understanding Erik

“It’s not you, it’s me…” No-one ever wants to hear that, do they? Or how about “…you are too much an individual for this agency…”? Erik Kessels suffered both of these let-downs early in his career as he told us at the first in a series of lectures organised by D&AD North. Perhaps he shouldn’t have worn a chicken suit on his first day of work.

Revert to type

In 1991 , the emergence of new digital technologies was opening up the design of typefaces to a generation keen to push the limits of language and the very definition of what a font could be. Fuse, the experimental publication launched that year by Jon Wozencroft and Neville Brody, gave such designers a platform. As a new book brings together its 18 issues in one volume, Mark Sinclair reviews Fuse’s important, perhaps overlooked, contribution to graphic design

After School Club posters

After School Club is a free week-long graphic design festival opening next month at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, Germany organised by designer Alexander Lis and Eike König of studio Hort