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GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond

13 September 2017 to 18 September 2017

Dubai Design District | 300 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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As part as the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration, The Royal College of Art presents a major restrospective exhibition as part of Dubai Design Week this November. The exhibition, titled GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond, reveals the rich history of graphic design at the Royal College of Art and demonstrate how, for the past half century, the RCA has been at the forefront of major developments in graphic communication.

 

The exhibition features original, rarely seen works from the RCA archive, including designs made at the College by RCA alumni who have gone on to become leading practitioners. Other exhibits include RCA Film Society Posters, stamps commissioned for the Royal Mail, the infamous student magazine Ark, typographic experiments, the rise of interest amongst students (and staff) in social issues such as sustainability and consumerism, and early examples from pioneers of digital design and print.