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

Semiotics

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