graphic design

To Boston With Love

Boston is my favourite city. So the tragedies of recent months have hit home in the GDP headquarters. However, what has been refreshing and indeed heart-warming has been the response of the people of Boston itself and the wider world. Such kindnesses have been shown privately and institutionally, not least […]

Sony World Photos 2013

One Day in History Portraits of children and youths who survived the massacre on the island of Utoeya outside Oslo (NO) on 22nd of July 2011. “I bear my scares with dignity, because I got them standing for something I believe in.” Ylva Schwenke (15) from Tromsø hid by a […]

Pick Me Up 2013

At the weekend some of the GDP family went to see this year’s big graphic arts event, Pick Me Up, at Somerset House. I’ve been doing a lot of study lately about collaboration and connectivism – networking and creating with others. So, Pick Me Up fitted (as usual) right into […]

Spring Offer – Free Tutoring

Welcome to our Spring Offer on online design and art projects for creative beginners and portfolio builders! Topics range from basic design layout and type all around, custom shoes and packaging, to more challenging projects like book jackets,  illustrated lyrics, graphic novels and promotions. There are fashion, retail, environment, animal […]

Easter Image

If you would like to take part in our seasonal project, The Easter Image Project, you might want to start thinking about beginning now to be ready at Easter itself. The project helps you to create a fabulous poster for a community gathering at Easter. This could be a large […]

Kurt Schwitters

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis will know that my university students are taking part in the Design Museum’s competition called The Design Factory. This year the brief investigates hand made and high tech – the uses of craft and industrial processes. So we’ve been […]

The Postcard Age

E. &  A. Mele & Co., fashion, latest merchandise, Naples, from a series advertising Mele department store, Aleardo Villa (Italian, 1865–1906) Publisher: Officine G. Ricordi & Company, Milan, Italy, about 1900, Color lithograph on card stock Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Promised gift of Leonard A. Lauder Courtesy Museum of Fine […]