Written and created exclusively by women of colour, Gal-dem is a vital online platform, collective, and now printed magazine for underrepresented members of the industry. Speaking at Nicer Tuesdays, editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and graphic designer Chani Wisdom described the purpose of the group and took us through its first issue.
“Our aim is to create a more inclusive and diverse media industry in the UK,” Charlie says. “At the moment, 94% of journalists are white and 55% are men. So we want to give a voice to some of the most marginalised people in society.”
The 300-page inaugural publication focuses on the theme of Home, and designer Chani describes how the team “wanted to encourage it as a slow-read… to have a narrative and be read from front to back”. An expectedly diverse and exciting roster of contributors brought the pages to life, covering topics such as homelessness, Grenfell and “feeling at home in the UK”.
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- Crossing dimensions: digital artists Wang & Söderström turn Klas Ernflo's illustrations into a 3D still life
- Studio Creme's 3D scanned campaign film for Heresy is inspired by "mysticism and folklore"
- Designer Carolien Niebling wants you to meet the meat we eat
- Franziska Morlok and Miriam Waszelewski's Bookshelf explores the most interesting and unique bookbinding techniques
- Duncan Cowles' new film explores the panicky feeling that a creative idea might not be amazing enough
- Craig Oldham dishes out brutally honest advice to new graphic designers
- Pentagram rebrands Battersea dogs and cats home to visualise "personality over sentiment"
- V&A announces shortlist for its Illustration Awards 2018
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- Ten examples of rare letterings, from 19th-century alphabets to preliminary drawings of Futura