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01 MAY 2012

Graphic Design Communication students recreate an ornamental display font through contemporary and traditional processes

"Stage one Graphic Design Communication students have been developing a new ornamental display font with highly Individual characters inspired by drawing digitally and laser cut manufactured to the exacting standards reminiscent of a traditional font foundry.

Level tutor Nigel Bents and Associate Lecturer Paul Oakley will further support students by printing typographic posters at the New North Press."

(Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 October 2011)



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Simon Perkins
02 FEBRUARY 2012

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film

"A short documentary film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable–type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier."

(Danny Cooke)

Fig.1 A film by Danny Cooke, soundtrack by Tony Higgins



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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2009

Marshall McLuhan Foresees The Global Village

"Marshall McLuhan's insights made the concept of a global village, interconnected by an electronic nervous system, part of our popular culture well before it actually happened.

Marshall McLuhan was the first person to popularize the concept of a global village and to consider its social effects. His insights were revolutionary at the time, and fundamentally changed how everyone has thought about media, technology, and communications ever since. McLuhan chose the insightful phrase 'global village' to highlight his observation that an electronic nervous system (the media) was rapidly integrating the planet –– events in one part of the world could be experienced from other parts in real–time, which is what human experience was like when we lived in small villages.

McLuhan's second best known insight is summarized in the expression 'the medium is the message', which means that the qualities of a medium have as much effect as the information it transmits. For example, reading a description of a scene in a newspaper has a very different effect on someone than hearing about it, or seeing a picture of it, or watching a black and white video, or watching a colour video. McLuhan was particularly fascinated by the medium of television, calling it a 'cool' medium, noting its soporific effect on viewers. He took great satisfaction years later when medical studies showed that TV does in fact cause people to settle into passive brain wave patterns. One wonders what McLuhan would make of the Internet?"

(Bill Stewart, 2000)


Simon Perkins
15 JULY 2005

Weblog Software Solutions: Author & Provider Hosted

"Weblog software (also called Blog software) is a category of software which consists of a specialised form of CMS specifically designed for creating and maintaining weblogs."



(software packages that are installed and hosted by their users)(software packages that are installed and hosted by their providers)
Dotclear (fran?ais)Multiply
Drupal Pitas
GreymatterRadio UserLand
Movable TypeTripod Blog Service
Nucleus CMSTypePad


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