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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 […]

Art and Cheating?

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam, 1963, Purchased 1966 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein The other week I went on yet another bitterly cold day to London to see the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at Tate Modern. I’d been really looking forward to this and was hopeful of a thrilling experience. When we went […]

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 […]