Join David Crow, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of the Arts London as he explores visual language.  Part of the British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series
Wednesday 08 March 2017
Visible Signs - A Lecture by David Crow

British Council in partnership with University of the Arts London

Proudly presents:


A British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture' featuring DAVID CROW, Pro Vice Chancellor. University of the Arts London

This lecture entitled Visible Signs is a brief exploration of visual language in an attempt to explain how artists and designers deconstruct visual signals and how the fundamentals of visual communication works. Using a series of examples, the lecture will help the audience understand some of the principles that underpin the intuitive decisions that artists and designers make.We will begin our visual journey by looking at the fundamental building blocks of visual language and move onto looking at how meaning Is formed, how we read visual signals and how we generate creative surprise.

Timing and Location:

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 08 March 2017 at 6.30 p.m. Venue is the Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555.

18.00 Arrival and Registration

18.30 Lecture by David Crow commences

19.10 Question and Answer Session

19.30 Networking Reception

20.30 Event to close

About David Crow

Professor David Crow is Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of Colleges for Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art at University of the Arts London.

David started his career as a Graphic Designer working in London for the design group Assorted Images before moving to a post as an Art Director at Island Records and then to run his own freelance consultancy in London. David worked mainly in the cultural industries and in particular in the music industry working for clients such as Virgin Records, Phonogram, Sony, Rolling Stones Records and the Royal Shakespeare company.

Prior to his Head of Colleges role at UAL, David has taught Graphic Design at a number of institutions before taking a senior post as Head of Design then Dean of Manchester School of Art. He has lectured on design at conferences in a number of European cities as well as in USA, the Middle East and China. He has published books on visual theory, most recently a third edition of ‘Visible Signs’ published by Bloomsbury.

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