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‘Ark’ the Royal College of Art Journal from 1950-78.

November 9, 2015

Mid last year the Royal College of Art’s Critical Writing in Art & Design students produced a celebratory book exploring the College’s historic and influential visual arts journal, ARK.

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Ark: Words and Images from the Royal College of Art Magazine 1950-1978, is a wide-ranging anthology of articles and images from the College’s long-running ARK magazine, an influential presence in British cultural life.

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There’s a great variety of eye-catching covers, predominantly from the 50’s and 60’s.

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Quite a few of the journals seem to use geometric or graphic themes to add that extra “POP”.

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These two covers are amongst my favourites.

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On a related but totally separate note, whist doing the research for this post, I came across this beautiful collage-illustration from the very talented Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Always great to be reminded just how rich and textural his work is.

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A quick vote of thanks, to the very talented Illustrator Colin West, for bringing “Ark Journals” to my attention in the first place.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2015 9:45 am

    Hugely grateful to be included here. Thank you.

    • November 9, 2015 11:31 am

      Always more than happy for an excuse to highlight your work Clive : )

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