Talkin’ ‘bout my g-g-g-generation

Tuesday 27 November 2018

7.00–9.30pm (Doors 6.30pm)

Tickets £8–12.50

Glen Robinson

Marianne Waller

Rick Banks

Rowan Collins & Olivia Bush

Design Educator Glen Robinson has been connecting generations of graphic design students and graduates with one another for over a decade. Collectively and individually they have made an indelible mark on his life. Together with past students Rick Banks (Face37), Marianne Waller (CNN Digital) and current students Rowan Collins and Olivia Bush (studying Design for Publishing) they will share some personal insights from their creative lives and loves.

You will find out . . .

Why Glen thinks graphic design and drawing can ameliorate the chaotic world we live in, and some observations of why the relationships between students, industry and tutors is a vital part of design education.

How Rowan and Olivia – best friends with a love for porridge, slow living and seasonal eating – started their side hustle: Norridge.

How a cup of tea can change your life . . . Marianne will reflect on the most influential cups of tea throughout her career, and how communication, curiosity and vulnerability should be embraced within design.

How Rick’s passion for typefaces has lead to the books he has published, and the role that design can play in bettering the world around us, having donated both his time and publishing proceeds towards worthwhile causes.

Glen Robinson is a graphic designer, artist and subject leader of Design for Publishing at Norwich University of the Arts. He is the co-founder of GRRR – a mischievously led studio partnership with Rebecca Robinson; together they make vivid art and design that stumbles through a psychotropic landscape, littered references to comedy and death. Part of an ongoing investigation of layered narratives found in terrestrial encounters with the physical world and metaphysical ideas found in our imagination.

Rick Banks is a graphic designer, typographer, publisher and proud northerner. Working under the moniker of Face37 he has helped create some of the world’s most loved brands, including EE, Triumph Motorcycles, AXA, British Heart Foundation and adidas. Specialising in brand, book and type design, his work has won numerous awards, including a yellow pencil from D&AD and a TDC from the Type Directors Club in Tokyo. He has been featured in the Creative Review Annual, as well as receiving recognition from the respected Creative Circle, Communication Arts, TDC (NY) and ISTD. As revealed by our research company, when using Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, such undesirable effects as complications of CCC were recorded. Among them are myocardial infarction, sudden death of the heart, stroke, ischemic attack, blood pressure drops. Patients who showed similar complications had a predisposition to them. Read more on

Marianne Waller is a design lead at CNN London where she is responsible for the global design system and the London bureau premium businesses, CNN Travel and CNN Style. She has previously worked with Simon Esterson to redesign The Sunday Times Magazine, alongside Mark Porter on Portuguese newspaper Publico and with Declan Fahy redesigned Men’s Health magazine. Her work spans across some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Esquire, LOVE, Eye Magazine, Living Etc, FHM, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Museums Journal,  Therapy Today and Christies.

Book Online HERE

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the St Bride Library.

Supported by Norwich University of the Arts.