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LCC in the News: August 2017

Screenshot 2017-09-08 at 17.35.00
Screenshot 2017-09-08 at 17.35.00

Written by
Jake May
Published date
13 September 2017

At London College of Communication, we’re renowned for our diverse community of bright and talented students, staff and alumni. Collectively, we regularly feature in national and international press – so each month we round up some of the highlights. 

See below for a handful of the LCC-related news and features in August 2017 for our Design, Media and Screen Schools from the likes of CNN, Independent, Guardian, The Drum and more…

MA Advertising Course Leader speaks to the Independent about women insecurities in the industry

Dr Cui Su, Course Leader for MA Advertising at LCC, speaks to the Independent on the topic of whether the advertising industry feeds off female insecurities. Cui explains how beauty adverts often invest items with “the promise of a better life or better self”.

Communication Arts interview MA Graphic Media Design graduate

The online visual communication magazine Communication Arts featured an interview and the work of Regina Souli, MA Graphic Media Design graduate. They speak to the Design Devision studio co-founder about her background, cultural influence, approach and ambitions.

CNN publish excerpt from MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography Course Leader’s new book

News site CNN published an excerpt from the new book by Max Houghton, MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography Course Leader, and Fiona Rogers on female photographers. ‘Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now’ features a collection of compelling work by female photographers, including a number of LCC students and graduates.

Metro and the Sun report LCP graduate joining Strictly Come Dancing cast

Good Morning Britain host, newsreader, broadcast journalist and London College of Printing graduate Charlotte Hawkins joins the cast of Strictly Come Dancing, as reported in the Sun, Scottish Sun and Metro. Charlotte, who studied for a graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at LCP, is joining this season’s cast as a contestant on the popular BBC show.

World Illustration Award winner and LCC graduate interviewed by The Drum

Illustrator and LCC grad Claudine O’Sullivan was interviewed on The Drum for her recent World Illustration Awards win. The graduate of Graphic and Media Design speaks about her collaboration with Apple Pencil and the highlights of her career so far.

Work by LCC grad, Claudine O’Sullivan, for her collaboration with Apple Pencil

Guardian pay tribute to LCP photojournalism grad Mark Wohlwender

The Guardian pay tribute to Mark Wohlwender, LCP photojournalism graduate, photographer and picture editor who died recently aged 50. Mark, who graduated in 1987, is heartfeltly described as “technically accomplished” and took after his paternal grandfather with his love of photography.

LCC featured in Culture Trip’s ‘Guide to Best London Art Colleges

Culture Trip included LCC in their guide to London’s best art colleges, stating that the campus “nurtures a creative environment across a variety of arts courses… It was here that Jefferson Hack and Rankin founded Dazed and Confused magazine, with more recent graduates including innovative photographer Juno Calypso”.

It’s Nice That features ‘enchanting’ work of BA (Hons) Photography graduate

It’s Nice That features photographer Vicki King’s work. The BA (Hons) Photography graduate is praised for her ‘truly magical view of the world through her enchantingly hue-filled lens’.

LCC graduate mentioned in augmented reality article on Digital Arts

LCC graduate Peter Roden was mentioned in an article on augmented reality (AR) on Digital Arts, as he had introduced the journalist to a free app, Aurasma, at LCC’s Degree Shows 2017: Design. BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design graduate Peter is described as a “humble grad student” who experiments with AR and links to an earlier piece on his final project.

LCC mentioned in Creative Bloq publish feature on artist & alumni Ralph Steadman

Creative Bloq feature a piece on LCC alumni Ralph Steadman. They celebrate his recent work on Louis Theroux’s poster for film Scientology and being commissioned by the Breaking Bad creator to draw characters.

Typography Senior Lecturer interviewed on new book in Eye on Design

Eye on Design magazine interview Paul McNeil, Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, all about his new book, ‘The Visual History of Type’.

Work of Paul McNeil, Senior Lecturer in Typography, from ‘The Visual History of Type’

 Open Canada publish Course Leader’s Refugee Journalism Project

Open Canada showcases BA (Hons) Journalism Course Leader Vivienne Francis’ year-long Refugee Journalism Project. The piece discusses how the project is giving refugee journalists experience as well as a sense of belonging.

LCC photography grad featured in local Bermuda newspaper

The Royal Gazette feature the work of Nicola Muirhead, documentary photographer and LCC graduate. The Bermuda-based local newspaper published her work on a 1960s social housing tower block in London.

Local newspaper Chronicle Live features LCC lecturer’s punk exhibition

North East local publication Chronicle Live feature work of Dr Russ Bestley, LCC lecturer. Dr Russ Bestley’s ‘Punk in the Provinces’ North East punk exhibition is described as “an amazing celebration of 40 years of punk in the North East”.

The Drum and Campaign Live pay tribute to Jo Hodges

The Drum pay a very warm tribute to LCC tutor Jo Hodges, who died in July 2017, describing her as ‘the unmistakable industry stalwart and London College of Communication lecturing legend’, also featuring a student-led book tribute to Jo. Campaign Live also pay tribute to Jo, collating memories from Steve Henry, the founder of HHCL and Decoded, and Peter Souter, chairman of TBWA\London.

Jo Hodges

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