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LCC in the News: September 2017

Written by
Jake May
Published date
11 October 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 September 2017 for our Design, Media and Screen Schools from the likes of Creative Review, International Business Times, British Journal of Photography and more…

LCC Lecturer Paul McNeil’s new book ‘The Visual History of Type’ featured on Creative Review and It’s Nice That

Senior Lecturer for LCC’s BA (Hons) Graphic Media and Design course, Paul McNeil recently launched his new book, ‘The Visual History of Type’. Influential online design publications Creative Review and It’s Nice That featured glowing reviews of the book.

LCC students featured  as ’emerging photographers’ on Aesthetica magazine’s Next Generation 2017 emerging list of artists

As part of a yearly collaboration with London College of Communication, Aesthetica presents an exciting list of emerging artists who utilise photography as a medium through which to highlight,accentuate and solidify the transient intimacy of human nature. Cameron Williamson‘s ‘Geological Territories’ plays with proximity through the use of moving image, text and photographs, to allow for an orientation and subsequent image territory to form out of a spatial inquiry. Aesthetica also features Chiara Bellamoli, Racquel Carrolopez, Rafaela Fahn Schoffman and Olivia Lynch. Check out Aesthetica’s video interview with Cameron on his work below.

Big Issue and Print Monthly cover the Great British Postcard Competition

LCC students Leah Sinclair and Lara Pfennigdorff were among the award winners at Saxoprint’s Great British Postcard Competition. Big Issue and Print Monthly both reported on the awards and mention LCC as collaborators of the event. The awards night featured special guest judge John Lydon as well as Dr Nicky Ryan, LCC’s Dean of Design.

LCC lecturer Craig Burston contributes to dissertation advice piece on Creative Bloq

Craig Burston, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design Course Leader, urges students to “Think of a dissertation as an opportunity, not a burden” on a wider piece for Creative Bloq. Craig speaks about LCC student Tom Baber who “welcomed the support from the university for help with his dyslexia”.

Creative Review feature LCC grad and photographer Lottie Bea Spencer

Creative Review speaks to LCC graduate Lottie Bea Spencer. London-based photographer Lottie has photographed since the age of 14 and her work has since appeared in Riposte, Wonderland, Metal magazine and the Financial Times. The 2015 graduate’s work is described as featuring “some striking compositions and a clever use of lighting and colour.”

LCC mentioned in International Business Times piece on V&A’s major 2018 video game exhibition

International Business Times briefly mentions LCC in a piece focusing on the V&A’s plans for a major video game exhibition in 2018. LCC was named as collaborators for the gallery’s 2017 conference Parallel Worlds. The exhibition will “explore the design and culture of video games since the mid-2000s”.

Shay by Laura Pannack

British Journal of Photography exhibit work of LCC grad Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack is one of the exhibiting photographers in BJP’s Portrait of Britain 2017 and speaks to them about the art of good portrait photography. The article focuses on her project that “aims to challenge the sweeping generalisations and often negative perceptions of teenagers”.

Photojournalism grad featured in local press  for photos taken while working with a refugee charity

Whitstable Gazette, a local newspaper, reported in a print piece about LCC photojournalism graduate Marcus Drinkwater’s forthcoming exhibition. His series of pictures taken off the cost of war-torn Libya will soon be displayed in an exhibition on Oxford Street.

Mice Times of Asia feature LCP grad and photographer Dario Mitidieri

Mice Times of Asia highlight the work of renowned Italian LCP photojournalist alumni Dario Mitidieri. They feature a collection of his “touching black-and-white work” and recall how he began freelancing in 1986 at Independent Magazine and The Sunday Telegraph.

The British Journal of Photography’s feature on Laura Pannack

LCC Photojournalism grad mentioned in local piece on Offaly ‘culture night’

MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography graduate Aisling O’Rourke is featured in a local news, Offaly Express’ piece. Aisling is described as an ‘emerging’ visual artist in a piece on Offaly’s culture night.

Radio Times feature LCP grad in ‘BBC Local Radio in your area’ print feature

London College of Printing (now LCC) radio journalism grad Simon Pryde is included in the Radio Times’ ‘BBC Local Radio in your area’ print feature.

LCC grad featured in local press for fishing industry photography project

LCC grad Joanna Coates featured in Yorkshire Post weekly print edition, including images of her work for her project documenting Britain’s fishing industries.

LCC grad featured in multiple local press reports for pop-art print series

And LCC grad and illustrator Alex May Hughes is featured in various local newspapers for her involvement in the It’s Pop It’s Art print series. Boreham Wood Times, Your Local Guardian, Ealing Times and Hillingdon Times all celebrate Alex’s “series of limited-edition, silkscreen typography prints featuring lyrics made famous by musical legends.”

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