Designer Date: DC Thomson’s Leon Strachan
Designer Date is a monthly series at V&A Dundee, co-designed with the Young People’s Collective, offering a chance to chat with a practising designer and ask the ‘need to know’ questions. This edition is with Leon Strachan!
Since graduating from Bash Street School with a First in mischief-making (Ed: actually, it was Dundee College with a diploma in Graphic Design), Dundee’s Leon Strachan masterminded a succession of multi-genre magazine launches, before being conscripted to reimagine a national treasure.
Learn how he was tasked with transforming the design aesthetic of the world’s longest-running comic, so that it reflected an enormous multi-media brand revitalisation in 2016, resulting in astonishing market-bucking sales growth and a slap up feed of industry awards. Discover the cheeky secrets behind over 25 years in the international magazine industry from Dennis & Gnasher’s favourite designer!
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