Rise of the Design Industry

Much like the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland saw a decline in the importance of the manufacturing industries towards the end of the 1980s and into the 1990s, which combined with a rise in the technology and service sectors of the economy (now the largest sector in Scotland). Irrespective of the parties in power, … Continue reading

Victorian Photography

Haven’t posted anything in a while, the opposite of what reading week was invented for! ¬†Now we’re back into the swing of things at uni, I’m getting really stuck into to the research poster we have to do for the end of the year. ¬†I’m currently busy looking at Victorian photography and what photographers during … Continue reading


This week in art school we’ve been learning about semiotics….the study of signs. ¬†Signs are all around us, as words, pictures, gestures, language to name a few. ¬†How we interpret signs is known as semiotics. ¬†Semiotics is broken down into three types of signs; icon, index and symbol. ¬†To explain a bit further, I’m going … Continue reading

Summer Project

Over the summer we were asked to look at the history of Graphic Design and pick one individual who we thought had made a significant impact in the field. ¬†As I am quite interested in war and how propaganda is used, I concentrated my research in this area and chose the Russian Constructivist, El Lissitzky. … Continue reading