Tom Pollard

Tom Pollard is a 22 year old graphic designer who has recently graduated from Lincoln School of Art & Design.  I came across him whilst browsing through the student awards section of the D&AD website, and was not surprised to find out he had won a series of awards in 2010 from various bodies such … Continue reading

Sheena Calvert (Visiting Lecturer)

Last week in uni, we had a visiting lecture from St Martins called Sheena Calvert.  Sheena was a practicing graphic designer for years in New York, but she told us about how she got to a point where she didn’t understand language anymore, and returned to London to do a PhD in Philosophy.  The lecture … Continue reading

Pareidolia

Been meaning to post this for a while following a lecture on semiotics, but kept forgetting what the experience is called.  Pareidolia is the name given to the phenomenom where you see images where they do not exist.  For example, seeing shapes in clouds or shadows, or images being formed from the random placement of … Continue reading

Victorian Photocollage

So whilst doing research on the origins of photography for uni, I came across a sub-genre that I was completely unaware of.  Ladies of aristocracy in the 1860s and 1870s, tended to keep albums of sketches, verses and drawings to basically show off at social occasions in their homes.  Drawing as a skill was seen … Continue reading