On Drawing….

“During this lecture we got an insight into design when there was not machines and computers to make the work easier and I found it very fascinating to learn the different techniques which where applied to create such amazing designs.” Mario

Simon Herron

Wednesday 14 March 2012 | 9.30 – 10.45 |

David Fussey Lecture Theatre | DT 001 |  Southwood Site | Avery Hill Campus |

University of Greenwich

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“Once they decide the ‘why’- what the drawing has to do- the ‘how’ becomes clearer… You draw not to illustrate but to discover, to uncover the project. It is a device for speculation, a tool rather than an end product. It can be with a rapidograph, with an Epson printer, with light on photosensitive paper, with gunpowder. All media are valid so as long as there’s an intention” (Simon Herron in The Bartlett Book of Ideas. p19).

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2 comments
  1. lecture 9 by http://vancoisriographics.wordpress.com/art-and-design-in-context/gamswen/lecture-9/
    Simon Herron

    He began the lecture by showing his baggage. He grew up with a disfunctional family.

    During this lecture we got an insight into design when there was not machines and computers to make the work easier and i found it very fascinating to learn the different techniques which where applied to create such amazing designs.

    Before there was all the technology we use today they use to do drawings and then photograph it and reproduce it from the negative to create one image. They did not have zerox machines and digital presses and had to type their content using a typewriter.

    We got an insight into a magazine called archigram

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