With beautiful exhibition guide and essay publications, a fitting venue and carefully selected design objects, you must check out this unique exhibition at Raven Row, until 18 December 2016. I’ve selected some visual communication pieces below.
Tonight was the private view of Design Research, part of LDF at LCC. The initial stages of my research into The School of Design at Ravensbourne 1963-1996 are presented in the form of a journal, that will work as a catalogue that systematically documents the archive held by former Ravensbourne Tutor Geoff White, and others. This research will manifest itself in a book, jointly edited with Paul Blackburn and designed by Studio Blackburn, and PhD research that will explore the School’s distinct visual language that embraced process over outcome, and whose outlook and philosophy embraced international modernism.
‘Ivan Chermayeff, co-founder of one of America’s leading graphic design companies, has created brand identities for global corporations. This colourful and playful exhibition of posters [Ivan Chermayeff: Cut and Paste] , accompanied by a talk event with Chermayeff himself, focuses on his more personal practice and passion for design and typography.’ (LDF at LCC)
Ivan Chermayeff, son of the Russian émigré architect Serge Chermayeff didn’t disappoint, the occasional prompt from Alan Powers saw Ivan recount stories and memories from a long career in graphic design. His partnership with Tom Geismar is an enduring one and now in his 80s, he signaled that he will go on creating collages and graphic designs that also stand the test of time.
I was privileged to work with two third year BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design Students: Giorgio Marani and Tom Greenhill on the Thesis InForm printed publication. Here is the poster rolling off the folding machine:
Our publication was written about by the fabulous Justin Hobson from Fenner Paper on his blog.
Tonight I attended the UAL Teaching Awards Ceremony. I am very proud to receive my award as voted for by students, I love teaching and my students are fantastic, and I thank them for nominating me, here’s what they said:
‘Andrew Slatter is not only incredibly knowledgeable of the subject he is teaching and not only a teacher, but he find the time to listen to your direction and your own personal projects and offer guidance.’
‘Andrew Slatter always goes beyond measure to aid you in your studies, working longer and harder than any other teacher I have had teach me. It’s not a 9-5 to Andrew, he doesn’t just leave work and forget his students or what he has taught – it’s a lifestyle.’
‘Andrew treats you as an equal, not as a student, he is respectful vastly knowledgeable and supportive beyond measure.’
‘Andrew was a fantastic tutor for this unit – passionate, patient, and well-spoken – everything a good teacher should hope to be. Was also extremely helpful to me in light of extenuating circumstances; helping me to finish my work on time and to a high standard, without the need for extended deadlines or other conditional marking.’
‘Brilliant motivator and has fantastic patience and a manner which makes the content easy to digest.’
‘Andrew is incredible at making people excited about their studies. It is very clear that he is very passionate about his job and it is unbelievable contagious. He always supports his students and makes the complicated and at first scary tasks of writing seem manageable and exciting. He truly seems like an incredible lecturer and has been a great influence on how my studies a going.’
Thank you my dear students.