Category: Resources

Centre For Print Research — Lunchtime Seminars

Over the coming months The Centre For Print Research will be hosting a series of digital lunchtime seminars exploring a wide range of subjects and projects currently being undertaken at the institution. All seminars will be held on Wednesdays on the Remo Platform and start at 12.30. There will be a Q&A session at the end of each seminar where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the presenters.

To sign up please use the links for each event below.


Wednesday 26th January
Automated surface scanner: processing multi-view image data for large scale planar artworks — Xavier Aure

In this talk Xavier Aure and Thomas Bale will present their recent work on the development of an automated image-based 3D scanner to record the structure and colour of planar surfaces of artworks. The system is based on the combination of photogrammetric and photometric stereo images and generates high-resolution 2D and 3D data that can be used for documentation, visualisation and public engagement applications. Xavier will present the scanner and some results from the recording of the painting.

More information on the session is available here: Xavi Aure
The seminar will be held on the Remo platform, please follow this link: 26th January

Wednesday 9th February
Cryptic Landscape — Sarah Rhys

Cryptic Landscape is the title of an exhibition of Sarah’s work at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The title evokes the miniature and mysterious botanical worlds of lichen and moss. These organisms are also cryptogams which means their reproduction is often unseen; Linnaeus described this category as like a ‘hidden marriage’. Whereas other plants had stamens and flowering parts and were described as having an ‘open marriage’.

More information on the session is available here: Sarah Rhys
The seminar will be held on the Remo platform, please follow this link: 9th February

Wednesday 23rd February
These books of handwork and hybridity remember the body… — Angie Butler

Through studying and working with poets, printers, artists, designers and others across a series of projects in the UK, Europe and the USA, I have identified particular methodologies and methods of application by individual practitioners who use letterpress printing to make their artists’ books. These methods are important to document and establish benchmarks and standards as part of the tradition of good studio practice in an expanding field. A baseline for assessing the physical and psychological relationship of the practitioner to their equipment and the commitment to the practice of letterpress printing within artists’ books practice.

More information on the session is available here: Angie Butler
The seminar will be held on the Remo platform, please follow this link: 23rd February


All talks will begin at 12.45, feel free to join us from 12.30, for a chat, to socialise and to meet new people. For help on how to use Remo
Also, if you would like to suggest a topic or a speaker, please contact

Guest Lecture Programme — Pali Palavathanan (TEMPLO)

On Monday 22nd typenowhere’s Guest Lecturer programme begins with a talk from Pali Palavathanan – Co-founder and Creative Director of TEMPLO 

Pali Palavathanan has over fifteen years’ experience in the design industry and has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Virgin Atlantic, Amnesty International, Disaster Emergency Committee and the Guggenheim Museum.  

His work has won awards at The Art Directors Club of New York, Tokyo Type Directors, Brand New Awards, Benchmark and Design Week Awards. He’s also helped to award others as a judge for the D&AD Professional, New Blood and Design Week Awards.  

TEMPLO are a branding and digital agency who focus on creativity for change, collaborating with ambitious clients whose values reflect their own including the United Nations, Greenpeace, Migrant Help, Plymouth College of Art and the Committee on Climate Change to help solve real-world problems.

The talk is open to all students and will be followed by a Q&A with Pali.
Fifth floor studio
Monday 22nd November 
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20% off Art Supplies – Cass Art

Good news for students! From Tues 20th - Thurs 22nd April, save  20%  on  your favourite art materials  in-store and online at Cass Art. To top up your creative toolkit, drop into  your local store  and show  your Student ID,  or shop at using  your  online student account or a Student Beans code.   


For more information visit:

Terms and Conditions – Promotion valid in-store and online at, from 00.00.00 Tuesday 20th April to 23.59.59 on Thursday 22nd April 2021. 20% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and excludes purchase of gift vouchers and event tickets. Discount applied at till point in stores on presentation of valid photographic student ID. For online purchases, discount is applied at checkout for verified student accounts or using a Student Beans code. Visit for full terms and conditions and details on how to set up a student account. Promotion not valid in Cass Art Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Introducing – Creative Lives In Progress

Introducing Creative Lives In Progress! (Formerly known as Lecture in Progress)

Creative Lives new website offers industry knowledge, tips and experience with behind the scenes into the lives of professionals. There is plenty to get involved with including the opportunity for portfolio reviews and live Q&As with guests.


Creative Lives also includes…


Creative Lives

Meet the creatives making the industry thrive, covering early beginnings to what a typical working day looks like.

In the Studio With

Go behind the scenes at acclaimed creative companies to get to know their teams, culture and ways of working.


Words of wisdom on a wide range of topics, from preparing portfolios to building confidence and essential skills.


Helpful information, tools and recommendations, from inspiring podcasts and documentaries to the latest funding schemes to apply to.


Comprehensive guides that go a bit deeper than our advice articles, with actionable steps on everything from pitching for work to building connections.


View the website at

Modern Queers, LGBTQIA+ Community Newsletter

What is Modern Queers?

Modern Queers is a quarterly double sided print newsletter distributed by post. Inspired by newsletters circulated by LGBTQIA+ community in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Modern Queers is an attempt to create new networks, share news and be physically connected around the world in the digital age.


‘It’s for queers, by queers’


Get involved!

The content is created through submission and by invitation. It may include stories, recommendations, news, creative writing, personal ads, replies to previous articles, skill swap, reviews, recipes… anything in writing.

If you identify as queer* or questioning, you can submit content via our website

*By queer we mean someone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and/or socially and politically identifies as queer


For any questions, email


Where are the Black Designers? | Initiative

Where are the Black Designers?

June 27, 2020

The design industry is lacking Black voices. The 2019 AIGA Design Census reports that only 3% of designers, across disciplines, are black.

How can we “design for change” when the design industry is part of the problem?

Where are the Black Designers is an initiative which aims to give a platform to creatives of color. By connecting designers, educators, and creative leaders we hope to start a dialogue about change in and out of the design industry. Join us virtually for our first annual conference and step forward in initiating this conversation.


Keep your posters coming to our instagram DMs. We want them now more than ever.

Brief Box | Design Skills Resource

Improve your skills working on practice briefs & short design courses. A useful resource for those of you looking to improve upon your portfolios & overall design skills.