Brutalist web design

All websites look the same these days, don’t they? It’s like a set of rules have been established, reinforced through templates and online web building apps. The brutalists are trying to change the way we view web design. Read more about it here.


Christmassy post: part 1

Advertising at Christmas is a unique challenge for any brand or ad agency. John Lewis doesn’t seem to have captured the imagination this time round, but this H&M ad by Wes Anderson gets my vote for sheer style and use of colour (and typographic detail).

Exploring Territories: Mapping the Terrain of Graphic Design Education

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A brilliant conference was held in CSAD at the start of September, staged by the Graphic Design Educators’ Network, in which delegates discussed the future of Graphic Design education.

The conference attracted a hundred or so delegates from the full spectrum of institutions who offer degree programmes in graphic design, keen to explore the physical, intellectual and existential terrain of learning and teaching in graphic design.

Read more about it on the Creative Review website (including a pic of David Wrenne pointing at something).

Photo: Alex Lloyd Jenkins

Summer Internships: one BAGCers story


If you’re in any doubt about the value of an internship, just take a look at the opportunity offered to 3rd year BAGCer Toby over the Summer.

Toby worked at Accelerate Digital for 2 months, collaborating on some very exciting briefs, such as a Fashion Week Lookbook and a booklet designed to share the stories of the talented young graduates and their journey through the Arch Apprentices programme.

See a couple of the projects on his website –

Read his reflections on the experience on his Course blog: