Ken Garland

Recent articles about Ken Garland

Ethics in the age of data capitalism

Issue 99, Autumn 2019


Has user-centred design dragged us to the brink of catastrophe? And if so, do we need a First…

We Made This: Technical challenge

Issue 95, Winter 2018


Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design

Learning on location

Issue 85, Spring 2013


Linda Kwon looks at ways to learn about type beyond the conventional classroom.

An enquiring mind

Issue 85, Spring 2013


Ken Garland (b. 1929) is something of an enigma in British graphic design.…

Last things last

Issue 83, Summer 2012


It’s not a case of ‘us and them’! Ken Garland addresses an issue left unsaid in his 1964 First…

Reputations: Ken Garland

Issue 66, Winter 2007


‘The Nazis had the most effective corporate identity ever – this should warn us. That evil…

Conference madness

Issue 49, Autumn 2003


It’s a messy hybrid of live chat show, summer camp, theatre and rock’n’roll

Recent blog posts by Ken Garland

The clarity of the innocent eye

25 May 2021

In this previously unpublished essay from 2003, Ken Garland (who died last week) urges designers to be ‘alert’. In an afterword, Andrew Howard explains the context
I’ve been working as a graphic designer for 50 years, first as an art director on periodicals, from 1954-62, then as a freelance design consultant, from 1962 to date, writes Ken Garland. Has our trade / craft / profession changed much in that time? Of course it has; but how?

Noted #68

11 July 2015

Landscapes, beards and hats in Copenhagen; Tree of Codes; World Illustration Awards; New Horizons; Tom Gauld’s Endless Journey
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

The promise of information

24 April 2014

The Information Design Conference 2014 brings together thriving information design communities from around the world. Mark Barratt reports.
This year’s Information Design Conference, held at RIBA in London on 7 and 8 April, was a bigger deal than the first, held 30 years ago at a fairly isolated campus near Milton Keynes. I was at both, writes Mark Barratt.

Type Tuesday – 10 December 2013

4 December 2013

Archive night with Lucienne Roberts, Rathna Ramanathan, Fraser Muggeridge, Gerry Leonidas, Ken Garland, Simon Esterson and Martin Andrews
Next week we’ll be hosting another Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London. This time it’s an ‘archive night’ in collaboration with the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.

Chat show

11 October 2013

Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar report from day one of the AGI Open conference in London, where the theme was ‘dialogue’
London’s AGI Open set out to shun the standard conference show-and-tell format, and to bring ‘dialogue’ to the stage, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

The Bloomsbury set

24 October 2012

De Bondt, Boom, Burrill, Butterick, Garland, Kubel, Scher and many more make Typo London 2012 a highly ‘Social’ affair. No question about it.
Typo London commenced with graphic designer Sara De Bondt’s fittingly understated introduction, writes Sarah Snaith.

Wanda and Ken

10 May 2012

Riverside pictures & mystery photos in the Garlands’ first joint show.
Tomorrow sees the opening of a new joint exhibition by painter Wanda Garland and designer / photographer Ken Garland, who met in London, 60 years ago, at what was then Central School of Arts & Crafts.

Catch them before they vanish

22 October 2010

Taking a close look at Ken Garland’s little photo books
After the success of his previous set of books, writes Alison Bakker, Ken Garland (see Reputations in Eye 66) has released three more: A close look at landscape sequences, A close look at street graphics of Brighton and A close look at the buddy bears of Berlin. Although he didn’t plan it this way, Garland seems to be making a photographic record of things that are transitory.

Small and perfectly formed

1 January 2010

Ken Garland takes another close look at the world around us
In recent years, graphic designer Ken Garland has devoted increasing amounts of his time to photography.