The Year in Review
BA (Hons) Design for Publishing
Words by Glen Robinson, Senior Lecturer
The BA (Hons) Design for Publishing students create compelling, effective and beautifully-designed print and digital products using typography, image and surface design, underpinned by thorough research. Students are taught the fundamentals of typographic detail, layout, and structure, readability, and the simplification of complex information to create effective communication.
It is also driven by and informed by working with compelling content (written and visual) and through experimentation and innovation we encourages students to explore the idea of curating and delivering content using traditional and innovative (technological) formats (books, magazines, online, social media, moving image, sound, spatial design) to create immersive narratives and stories.
2020–2021 has been emotionally charged for obvious reasons but content themes remain balanced by the ephemeral nature of time. In the past 12 months Design for Publishing students have examined the life of Billie Holiday, what lies in the dark mind of H.P. Lovecraft, the importance of Female Pleasure, Spomeniks, and Life after Death to name just a few.
All the graphics courses at NUA benefit from very close relationships with industry in the form of talks and agency-led projects, collaborations and competitions. This year we have had the pleasure in welcoming the following guests from industry: Phil Carter (Carter Studio), Lyam Bewry (Mucho, San Francisco), Olivia Beresford Evans & Mark Nichols (Taxi Studio), Tom Tapper (Nice and Serious), Marta Andren (Here Design), Christian Bird (Pearlfisher, New York), Alex Bride (Dragon Rouge)…
Rachel Price (lettering artist), Sean Thomas (JKR), Liza Enebeis (Studio Dumbar, Rotterdam), Brett Cloke (Lego), Chris Ribet (Williams, Murray Hamm), Jack Renwick and Jon Newman (Jack Renwick Studio), Masie Benson (B&B Studio), Simon Esterson (Simon Esterson Associates), Matt Willey (Pentagram, New York), Amber Meadows, Max Elkins, Helen Harlow & Naomi Winter (Foolproof).