Overview: Internationally-renowned Graphic Designer, Author and Game Designer Ken Garland gives a brief but wide-ranging review of the topic of visual metaphors, embracing graphics, film, photography and ceramics

Bio: Ken Garland completed his studies in graphic design at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London in the 1950s. He was art editor of 'Design' magazine from 1956-62, leaving to establish his own graphic design studio as Ken Garland and Associates with numerous clients including Galt Toys, Paramount Pictures and the Arts Council. Garland has contributed many articles to design periodicals in the UK, US, Mexico, Europe and Japan. His publications include 'First things first: a manifesto' (1964), "Graphics handbook' (1966), 'A word in your eye' (1996) and 'Metaphors: a portfolio of text and image' (2001). In 2008, he and his wife Wanda established Pudkin Books, a small publishing house which has published 12 titles in the series 'A close look at...' Garland has lectured widely in the UK, US, Canada, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Bangladesh and is currently Visiting Professor in Graphic Design at Brighton University. He has shown photographic work in one-man exhibitions including 'Linescape, lithoscape, landscape' (Reading 1987), 'Metaphors: a portfolio of text and image' (Brighton and Coventry 2002, Hull 2003, Glasgow and Portugal 2004), 'The children of Bangladesh/The rickshas of Bangladesh' (Coventry and Reading 2006) and 'Looking closer' (London 2012).

Biography adapted from " 'Ken Garland: structure and substance' (Unit Editions, London, 2012)

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