30th January 2003




One of the UK’s most eminent and respected graphic designers is displaying his work at the University of Lincoln’s EICH Gallery on George Street in Hull.


Ken Garland’s exhibition entitled ‘Metaphors’ features panels with photographs taken in places such as Mexico, Ireland, Uzbekistan, Canada, Germany and Bangladesh with accompanying text.


“Each element is as important as the other - the combination of text and image creates the metaphor of the locations,” said a gallery spokesman.


“The photographs offer a viewpoint on human behaviour viewed for the most part with concern for people and not possessions.”

Ken Garland completed his studies in graphic design at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London in the 1950s.  He was the Art Editor of ‘Design’ magazine from 1956 to 1962, when he left to establish his own graphic design studio, Ken Garland and Associates.

Among his many clients were Paramount Pictures, Harper & Row, The Science Museum, Cambridge University Press, the Ministry of Technology, the Arts Council, the Royal Parks Agency and the Barbican Gallery.

He has contributed many articles to design periodicals in the UK, US, Europe and Japan and has lectured widely in the Europe, America and Canada.  He is currently Visiting Professor in Information Design at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, and Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton.

The exhibition at the EICH Gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm and will run until 20th February 2003.


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