Tribute to Mike Seaton FISTD

Mike Seaton was ISTD education officer in the 1980s, leading the ISTD Student Assessment into a new era through engagement with industry partners, working with them on the project briefs and encouraging them to sponsor the scheme. The resulting project topics were accessible, relevant and popular with students – a quality that is maintained today.

Ladybird by Design

Category: Feature


© Ladybird Books Ltd, 1958

The De La Warr Pavilion displays over 200 original illustrations covering a selection of Ladybird books from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Focusing on those books which reflected the world in which the reader lived, the exhibition features selections from the People At Work series, Shopping With Mother, the Science and Nature series as well as the Well Loved Tales and Key Words series.

This exhibition takes its title from the new book Ladybird by Design, written by Lawrence Zeegen, Professor of Illustration and Dean of the School of Design at the London College of Communication. The book published on 5 March 2015 portrays a unique slice of Britain’s social and design history, as seen through the eyes of Ladybird. Professor Zeegen has been closely involved in curating the exhibition that has been inspired by Ladybird by Design.

24 Jan – 10 May 2015
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

Ivan Chermayeff: Cut and Paste

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Ivan Chermayeff, son of the Pavilion architect Serge Chermayeff, is one of the most significant American graphic designers of the past 50 years, creating with his partners some enduring corporate symbols, such as Mobil and Chase Manhattan Bank. Ivan's playful drawings and collages are the focus of his first exhibition in Britain, with an installation designed by Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge and her partner Sam Chermayeff that unites three generations of a remarkable family in one place.

News from the ISTD Student Assessment 2014

Category: Education


They think its all over...'s not yet! This selfie of a group from the assessment team was taken as the first of the 2014 ISTD Student Assessments drew to a close on Sunday 30 March in London. Coming up, further assessments will take place in Ireland, Lebanon, South Africa and Australasia.

Philippe Apeloig talk in Sydney to ISTD/AGDA members and guests

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Internationally acclaimed graphic designer and typographer, Philippe Apeloig is referred to as a trusted messenger for the cultural powerhouses - museums such as the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay, publishers such as Éditions de La Martinière and Robert Laffont and luxury brands such as Hermès and Yves Saint Laurent. His work has been exhibited by the likes of the Gagosian Gallery, Design Museum London, Phaidon Press and many more.