James Griffin is a 22 year old graphic designer working out of this fair city.Â He’s running a great blog called CMYKern picking up on bits of design that catch his eye, just the sort of blog I have a large soft spot for (they’re great for adding colour to your RSS reader).
The scope of his posts aren’t limited geographically but he does seem to profile some local things every now and again, including this post on Jibbering Art’s recent Shambala exhibition where he makes an excellent point:
Being the second largest city in Britain we need to make the most of this type of event and embrace the cities creativity. I didnâ€™t realize how much stuff there was going on in Birmingham until I moved back here after my studies. Birmingham doesnâ€™t lack creativity, or public space, as is apparent by this exhibition, what it does lack is a medium in which to reach out to people. A medium to let people know what is going on. I stumbled across this exhibition by chance and it saddens me to think that I might not have caught up with this exhibition had it not been for a chance encounter.
Yes!Â Excellently said.Â As much as I’d like to trumpet CiB’s efforts in this area, I spend much more time meeting people who don’t read this blog than people who do.Â There’s much more to be done in making people aware of what’s going on.