An exciting and dynamic current exhibition in New York is Graphic Design – Now in Production being held at Governors Island on weekends and holiday Mondays. This is part of the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s summer timetable while the main building is being renovated. The exhibition covers the last decade of graphic […]
The Graphic Design Project
The Graphic Design Project has been having time away from providing projects for young graphic designers to conduct research into graphic design for change - Design for Good.
One of the oldest – and we at G.D.P. think finest – museums in America is the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The combination of the very old buildings with the bright glass atrium give the place a really friendly feel and their permanent collection is great, including maritime […]
Like type? If you want to experiment with designing typographic items, such as these hand rendered logos, prints and ambigrams in the slideshow below, then you might like some of the Graphic Design Project short courses.
I hadn’t been to the Kent seaside town of Margate since I was a little kid and got chased into a phone box by Alsatian dogs! But the lure of the Turner Contemporary’s exhibitions of Hamish Fulton and Turner drew me down there this week with a group of my […]
Today is Earth Day. Of all the international days available to celebrate Earth Day may be the most worthy. Without our planet in good health where would we be? So it is a good opportunity to think about what designers can do to help keep the Earth in good […]
Easter Greetings to everyone. This image is from NGA images and shows a German woodcut from the 15th Century called Easter Calendar Beginning with the Year 1466. The Graphic Design Project has a great project for this season called Easter Image, which as well as helping you with graphic design […]
If you are quick you can catch some manga in London at the moment. The British Museum is staging a small, free exhibition to promote their own manga book, Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure. These manga books, drawn by Hoshino Yukinobu, have made the Professor famous throughout Japan. The show is on until […]
Somerset House in the Strand in London have this week been showing the graphic arts fair, Pick Me Up, for the third year running. This year there was a huge amount of publicity and hype in the design media and so expectations were high. The great thing about Pick Me […]
This lively poster by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, of Jane Avril, 1899, is from the Rosenwald Collection and is part of the (Washington) National Gallery of Art’s digital open access collection. The avialability to the public of this collection is great news as there are not many picture libraries of “real” artworks by […]
This beautiful Victorian book of 1865 shows printers and designers how to create monograms. The word monogram means “one line” and some of Lillie’s monogram designs do indeed seem to be made from one continuous line. The book sets out each letter showing different styles of combining it with other letters, […]