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Be one of the first to contribute to the enormous and ambitious GraphicDesign& Everything project: an online archive of all the graphic design in the world! This event is the start of our quest to prove how interconnected graphic design is with all other subjects and the value that it brings and we need lots of help from you to do it!

GraphicDesign& invites everyone (not just designers) to contribute on Saturday 21 July between 10am and 5pm BST either via Twitter online or in person at our one-day pop-up lab at London’s Design Museum. We’re interested in everyday occurrences of graphic design in context – professional and vernacular, familiar and unfamiliar, old and new, weird and wonderful – and the subject/s to which they connect. So, no pack shots or designer self-promotion please!

GraphicDesign& will be joined by special guests and graphic design enthusiasts Liz Farrelly, Caroline Roberts and Lawrence Zeegen between 2–3.30pm who will share their contributions, comments and wisdom.

Here’s what to do:


  • 1 / Date
    Make sure it is Saturday 21 July between 10am and 5pm BST!
  • 2 / Example
    Choose any example of graphic design
  • 3 / Photograph
    Photograph it (preferably portrait format)
  • 4 / Categorise
    Look at the list of 23 subject categories below and select the one or more that you think your example of graphic design connects to
  • 5 / Tweet
    Tweet us your photograph and category/ies at @gdand_ #Everything. If your example fits into more than one category then Tweet it more than once!
  • 6 / Comment
    If there’s room add any additional information you wish
  • 7 / See
    Check this page as the examples are uploaded to our ever-expanding GraphicDesign& Everything archive

In person

  • 1 / Date
    Make sure it is Saturday 21 July between 10am and 5pm BST!
  • 2 / Example
    Choose any example of graphic design
  • 3 / Venue
    Take your example to the Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD where the GD& team will help categorise, photograph and upload your example
  • 4 / See
    Watch the large-scale projections of the GraphicDesign& Everything archive as it increases on the day

Subject category list:

  • Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge
  • Philosophy
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy, Earth Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Human Sciences, Medicine, Physical Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Religion
  • Social Welfare
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Technology
  • Arts, Music, Literature
  • Documentation, Bibliography, Information Science

The 23 subject categories we are working with are from the Bliss Bibliographic Classification System. For further information on Henry Bliss and his system visit our website.


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