Inspired by their design discussion events, Crowd Talks Volume 1 is a handbook for graphic design and illustration students. With contributions from Crowd panelists, students and industry, Volume 1 demystifies the world awaiting students when the last degree show plinth has been dismantled. Just as Crowd discussions break away from a traditional lecture format to encourage open and informal debate, this book presents a collection of contradictory opinions to allow people to make their own minds up. 

Volume 1 surveys the graduate landscape through five chapters: inspiration, blogs and the internet / trends and style / degree show / education / internships and the alternatives. As they say at the start of every event - Crowd Talks works best when it's a two-way dialogue and not a one way lecture. Join in the conversation @crowdtalks.