Archive for the 'Paper' Category

Weaving Type


Com Des 2015 graduate Ruth Kirkby will be showing new work produced as part of her residency at The Caseroom SWG3 on the theme of weaving and typography. The show is at the new Glasgow Society opening 7pm Thurs 24 March.


Indirect Distribution


Pamphlet by Helmut Smits is simple, and, possibly, beautiful. Video.

Vis Com 12 Degree Show

Vis Com 12 is the website of this years graduating 4th year students. And representing as it does, a fantastically diverse body of works, has the most tags of any post on the vis-com blog ever.

Amsterdam Art/Book Fair

Manystuff offer some very comprehensive coverage of the first Amsterdam Art/Book Fair. The kind of place where I could bankrupt myself. They also do the animated gif meme.

The Unbound Book

The (Unbound) Book is a Conference. It relates, in a way that almost seems planned by some higher being, to the current Book Value project.

London Study Trip

1st Year Department of Visual Communication

London Study Trip
24-27 January 2011


VISIT / 10.00am
Company / Alex Swain
– An informal insight into business acumen combined with how to take a client on a creative journey.

VISIT / 11.30am
The Association of Illustrators / Paul Ryding
– There is very little former graduate Paul Ryding does not know about contemporary illustration.

VISIT / 1.00pm
Tomato / Michael Horsham
– An intimate sharing of large and small projects from one of the most influential agencies. There portfolio goes back to 1991 and are continuing to work with Underworld.

VISIT / 4.00pm
Pentagram / Jane Pluer
– One of the most impressive offices in the creative industries with a workshop to match. Imperious work delivered with style and elegance.


VISIT / 11.00am
Browns Design / Jonathan Ellery
– Jonathan engaged with the students immediately by asking how they defined art compared to design. Award winning work from a man who applauds the students form outside London including The Glasgow School of Art.

VISIT / 1.30pm
Field / Vera-Maria Glahn
– A German duo working with all the latest programming software and code to produce really beautiful ‘cross-media’ work. Cool rooftop garden with views over to the City of London.

VISIT / 4.30pm
Build / Nicky and Michael Place with former graduate Lynne Devine
– Michael allowed us to touch, feel and sniff the quality of his best design for print. Designers Republic guru happy to be working in a small agency with one of our best graduates.

Man Tricks Woman into Head Squashing Machine With Promise of Closer Examination of Screen Mesh Pattern


Happening in Glasgow, Poster Club are a multi-disciplinary group interested in the form of the poster, and art, design, illustration and graphics.

GF Smith


I urge you to go and see the GF Smith paper exhibition currently showing in the Podium Gallery, ground floor of Bourdon Building. Only open 10-12 wednesday 27th (tomorrow).

And this is my favourite, a spread featuring the legendary footballer, Alan Ball.

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