Posts Published by Christian Lloyd

Director of Learning & Teaching and tutor at OCA

Visiting an illustrator

If you could meet your favourite creative practitioner, what would you ask them? Work-related learning, such as visits to studios, conversations with practitioners, or more involved relationships through live projects and placements, all offer direct ways to help inform your knowledge and understanding of your discipline.

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Boys own comics

Ten leading comic book artists, including Daniel Clowes, Joann Sfar and Riad Sattouf have recently withdrawn their names from the Grand Prix lifetime achievement award from The Angoulême Comics Festival. Why? Well it appears that Angoulême initially assumed that comic books are a boys only pursuit, with no women appearing on their 30 strong short list and a male only judging panel.

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Ken Garland: Structure and Substance

This study visit will look at the pioneering work of graphic designer and writer, Ken Garland. In calling for a rethinking of the role of graphic design to do more than package and sell cat food and fizzy water, he challenged a generation of students, designers and educators to use their visual skills for the benefit of society.

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