Design Director Matt Lamont continued to share his passion for design and education by delivering an online presentation about some our previous design work and his graphic archive titled, Collecting, Curating and Creating. A Celebration of Graphic Design History. The archive is a resource we utilise for inspiration, design theory and the ongoing development of our knowledge.
Matt’s vast collection of graphic design spans over a century, encompassing a remarkable collection of well over 5,000 artefacts. Ranging from the opulent and decorative crafted designs of the Victorian era to the rebellious and boundary-pushing graphic assemblage of the 1980s, Matt presented a selection of his cherished typographic items. In his engaging talk titled “Collecting, Curating, and Creating,” he took the attendees on a visual journey through the past 125 years, shedding light on the motivations behind his passion for collecting and emphasising the significance of graphic design history.
This follows Matts recent appointment as a board member of the International Society of Typographic Designers. An organisation led and operated by typographers, designers, and educators. Their global community of members sharing a strong dedication to elevating the field and fostering a deep appreciation for all aspects of typography. Working closely with both educational institutions and industry stakeholders, to play a pivotal role in establishing, upholding, and promoting typographic standards through lively debates and practical design exercises.
Here are a selection of the slides.