Saturday, November 30, 2013

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1985 has brought many changes to London College of Printing, an early incarnation of London College of Communication. First of all, LCP became part of London Institute. Today, this institute is well known as University of the Arts London. Also in this year, the tower block that has over 10 floors, became property of London College of Printing.
A sad event called the brixton riot took place near our institute this year as well. It hasn't affected the college itself as much, but it has affected several students who attended it.
Charles Saatchi, alumni of our institute opened his gallery named the Saatchi Gallery, where he showcased and supported many artists while advertising LCC. It became so popular, that the Gallery was handed over to the public later in time.

Ralph Steadman
Steadman, who was alumni of London College of Print and Graphic Arts from 1961 to 1965 illustrated Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1985. With his outstanding works and being very prolific he became a very successful man in the artists' world

Neville Brody
One of the greatest graphic designers, Neville Brody, who attended our institute from 1976 to 1979 was working as a typographer in this year. From 1981 he worked as a typographer, graphic designer and art director for Face magazine. He finished his work in 1986.


The design and typography that we can see today in LCC's building was curated and designed by Morag Myerscough, and award-winning alumni of our institute. It was designed for LCC's 2010 Summer Shows called 'Power of Ten' and was created to reflect the college's typographic, print and heritage design.
This same year, many of our alumni seemed to be productive. Colin Vaines produced a film called Coriolanus, Neville Brody did “The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord” album cover and a single cover called “Party Time” by Kurtis Blow, and Ralph Steadman illustrated “Slash” album.
Rankin was commissioned by Nike to shoot a campaign against HIV/AIDS and in the same year, he founded Dazed Magazine together with Jefferson Hack, who went to London College of Printing as well.
In July, the Saatchi Gallery which he founded in 1985 was donated to the British public with over 200 artworks. This perhaps was one of the biggest events in this year.

Kwame Kwei armah
Governor of University of the Arts ends his work at the mother of LCC this year.

Bonnie Wright
Known actress from the Harry Potter Movies, Bonnie Wright, attends LCC as LCC BA Film and Television production Manager in second year while filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.