A big thank you to everyone who came along to hear GraphicDesign&’s Lucienne Roberts, Rebecca Wright and special guest Nikandre Kopcke speak at this year’s TYPO London.
The conference theme was ‘Social’ and Lucienne kicked things off by explaining how she feels that graphic design is very much a social occupation – hence the ‘+’ in her studio name Lucienne Roberts+. Lucienne was a signatory on the year 2000 incarnation of Ken Garland’s First Things First manifesto and she presented a selection of projects which particularly embody her design ethos, including her book Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design, her identity for the University and College Union and the Ensaimadart charity project.
Lucienne and Rebecca then introduced GraphicDesign& and talked about the background behind its very successful first publication, Page 1: Great Expectations. At this point they were joined by Nickandre Kopcke, the social scientist involved in GD&’s forthcoming publication which is based on Nikandre’s ongoing research into gender and graphic design.
Nickandre applied her research methods to the Page 1’s contributors and shared some revealing statistics concerning the age, sex and nationality of the designers included in the book. TYPO London attendees were then encouraged to fill out a short survey asking them about themselves and their design practice – we’ll be revealing the results of Nikandre’s initial findings in the next few weeks.
If you would like to take part in Nikandre’s survey but couldn’t attend TYPO London, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.