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Since autumn 2020 I have worked for Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge on the Typographic Enquiry module for their MA Graphic Design course, and on the Graphic Design: Histories and Ideas module for first year Graphic Design. As well as taking part in tutorial sessions on students’ projects, I have delivered the following presentations:

 

For Typographic Enquiry

 

1. The stuff that surrounds us: lettering and graphics on the street

2. Display type

3. Text type

4. Non-linear-text novels

5. Legibility

6. Organising information

7. Space

8. Publishing in the digital age

9. Has sans serif won?

10. Messages without type

 

For first year Graphic Design

 

1. William Morris, the first design superstar?

2. The rise of the art director

3. The Bauhaus and Germany between the world wars

4. Graphic design becomes a business

5. Graphics and lettering in the environment

6. Divided world: graphics of protest

 

1. The stuff that surrounds us: lettering and graphics on the street

2. High modernism: the international style

3. The Cabinet of Graphic Curiosities 1: Theft

4. Early post-modernism: 80s style

5. Push Pin Studios: Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, their influence

6. The Cabinet of Graphic Curiosities 2: Mistakes

7. Dutch modernism: Wim Crouwel, Karel Martens and others

8. Contemporary type and the designers

9. Has sans serif won?

10. The Cabinet of Graphic Curiosities 3: Bad luck

11. Planet Earth is blue: divided world 2, the environment

12. George Orwell’s 1984: intellectual influences, and in graphics, pictures and sound