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David Carson

Manifestos Neutral typeface or authoritarian? Many people believe that some companies hide behind the Helvetica typeface. It may be clean and structured but the companies and those using it may be using dodgy dealings, which has rendered the companies and also the Helvetica typeface as untrustworthy. In the early 1990’s, designers started to lose faith […]

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Fernand Leger

Manifestos Source: Fernand Leger, The City, 1919 Art and manifestos was transformed by industrialisation and urbanisation. The culture since the mid 1800’s has been marked by a self-consciousness and restlessness that has singled it out from the less changeable pre-industrial world. Change, which is a dynamic constant in the modern period, was embraced by those who […]

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Grayson Perry (RA)

Manifestos One of my favourite manifestos is written by Red Alan the teddy bear. Red Alan was Grayson Perry’s teddy bear and he wrote this manifesto in 2012. On a napkin. It is pretty much unbelievable that a teddy wrote this (laughter), but at the same time I feel as though it would have caused […]

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Liv Wynter 

Every Wednesday around midday, we receive a talk from an artist. This week, we were greeted by Liv Wynter …a queer working class female artist working and living in South London. Through her anarchic and punk exploration of language, rap and poetry, Liv uses sharp wit and home truths teamed with uncompromising honesty to create […]

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José Guadalupe Posada

Political prints How much do you have to know about the art history background to understand the image? There was also a large sense of mocking morality through these images produced, especially seen in The Dance of Death, Gran fandango y francachela de todos los calaveras, where the characters of the image are not reluctant to […]

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Black Panther Party

Black Panther Part Poster, Political prints Flyers and posters have always been one of the cheapest, quickest and most anonymous ways of showing political stands. The Black Panther Party often uses this technique with direct and confrontational text such as An Attack Against One Is An Attack Against All The Slaughter of Black People Must […]