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Graphic Gathering

Activities in the galleries to generate ideas for the brief

Graphic Gathering is the Victoria and Albert Museum’s annual graphic design challenge for secondary school students. The competition is designed to give students a taste of professional practice and help prepare them for higher or further education and work in the creative industries, through answering a real life brief. Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), recently […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.66


The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.66 Moving up to the next tier we have betting shops, chicken shops, some off licences, some convenience stores and pound shops amongst others. I particularly like this one in Archway that has the most amount of different fonts I have ever seen on a shop […]

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World AIDS Day


In 1988, a summit of health ministers from around the world nominated 1st December as World AIDS Day, a day of action designed to raise public awareness of HIV (human immuno-deficiency virus infection) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Today is the 26th World AIDS Day. Today, although there is increased access to treatments for […]

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Meet the New Artists in Residence

‘A Confusing Welcome’, 2010. RCA Graduation Show.
Photo: Ester Segarra

October brings falling leaves and chilly nights but for us it also means new residents! We would like to introduce six (yes, six!) residents who will be drawing inspiration from the Museum collections during the next six months. Matthew Raw October 2014 – March 2015 Supported by Jeremy and Margaret Strachan Matthew Raw is an […]

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Chinese painting print campaign

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I’m starting to share a selection of the print we produce in house here at the V&A.

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Wedding Dresses Press pack

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I’m getting married next month so I thought I’d get in the mood and share the press pack and invites I designed for the V&A Wedding Dresses exhibition.  

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Inspiring Beautiful Free shoot


Here are some behind the scenes shots of the Inspiring Beautiful Free marketing campaign shoot. We have been working with photographer James Medcraft www.jamesmedcraft.com The shoot in the John Madejski garden was the final in the architectural series. .

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Blam 2014 Wall Planner

The V&A Shop is centered on inspiring excellence in design; we are constantly looking to excite the next new wave of designers. Surfing this vibe is Mark Blamire, aka Blam from Blanka/Print Process. We commissioned Blam to create an exclusive 2014 V&A wall planner. Blam chose to base the finished design around the V&A’s collection […]

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Heart on his Sleeve: Vaughan Oliver

I recently paid a visit to the graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, best known for his work over the years for the record label 4AD. As the producer of the Pixies, the Cocteau Twins, Red House Painters, and Modern English, 4AD helped to define the sound of British post-punk music; but Oliver defined the look. Founder Ivo Watts-Russell gave him free rein on developing the graphic identity of the label, and he responded with a body of work that is remarkable for its visual density and consistency, featuring quintessentially postmodern tactics like erratic typography, cut-and-paste visuals, and appropriated imagery. Oliver now …

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