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Glasgow Zine Fest
SOMETHING TO COMMUNICATE by Ssssstudio

Sun 15 April 2018

Ssssstudio’s workshop will focus on a collaborative large scale typographic poster installation. Participants will generate text (SOMETHING TO COMMUNICATE) and will be advised on DIY modes of production and visual communication techniques to manipulate letterforms. These individual pieces will then be brought together to compose the final work. The outcome will be composed of individual voices but stronger as a whole, asking the audience and participants to think about current sociopolitical and economic debates.

Ssssstudio is a graphic design practice founded by conceptual artist designer and educator Steven Swinney, that works with design and typography in a context of sociopolitical structures.

Steven is a Visiting Lecturer at The Glasgow School of Art and City of Glasgow College and has been a Lecturer for New College Lanarkshire teaching graphic design to prisoners at HMP Barlinnie and HMP Shotts. He is interested in how creative teaching methods can be applied in untraditional environments to assist marginalised groups. He drew on this experience to give a presentation entitled ‘Graphic Design and Alternative Education Structures’ at GSA’s Design Domain Symposium.

His interests are primarily in print, typography, the post-purpose-poster, mental health, education and social responsibility.

BSL is available for workshops upon request. Please let us know before the 1st of April.

Ticketing: Glasgow Zine Fest are using a sliding scale ticketing system this year. You can choose to pay £0 to £2, £4 to £6, £8 for all events, workshops and talks that require tickets.

Please be honest with yourself and your financial situation. If you purchase a ticket at the lowest end of the scale when you could afford the higher ticket prices, it makes it harder for us to provide financial flexibility to those who need it. More information here.