Over a year ago on the 8th of August 2019, I decided to start something new on Fuse — ‘In-print’. A few days before, I stepped into one of the best booksellers in Manchester, Magma, for anyone who wants to know & I read gal-dem’s latest book. It’s featured as the first in this list and it rekindled my love for words. Being a huge fan of books, (novels, literature, graphic design-y texts, creative publications, anything with words, really) Fuse then ended up showcasing 40 different publications over the course of seven-ish months on Instagram. Here’s the first 10 picked…


Before I start, I have to write this firstly. It’s weird to finally sit down and write something with the intention of actually putting it out there! I’ve been itching to get all my overly-apprehensive thoughts onto screen for a long while, but because of what’s happening around us, it never came to fruition. Understandably so? I think so.

While I’ve been dealing with my less-motivated self, I’ve pushed on with Fuse. Which most of you reading probably know, as I never fail to go on about it. The reason being, it still feels new and raw to me. And…


A short-story about giffgaff.

It’s been a weird week at the office, it usually is. But, today has been
particularly bizarre. Eric snaps in, enlightens us to how we aren’t doing too well at the ‘work ethic’ part, but ends up talking to one of the workers on the other side of the room — ninth workspace down, towards the right of where I’m sat now — for about an hour straight. That’s Eric Edwards. The head above us. Seeeeeriously corporate-y. Wears glasses and those ties that try to look trendy but really aren’t. Leslie, by the way. It’s Scottish. Means…


So, I’m currently in my third year of university and one of my modules requires us to look at live competition briefs, choose a couple to partake in and really exhaust our design capabilities for it. I’m a huge fan of Penguin Books. I went to their student design awards section and scrolled down until I stumbled across Norwegian Wood…

I knew, by reading the brief and what it specified, this is the one I’ll be working on. I got a copy of the book and started to read. A couple of days on from then and I’m in awe…


This is a part of an essay I wrote for my contextual university studies…

Illustrations by Andrea Ucini.

Global visual culture is instrumental for creative practice in the world. The west and east differ in cultural understanding but a similarity between the two, is that people see colour symbolism and contextual information within their day-to-day lives. It communicates with audiences so that responses, insights and interpretations are reflected. Through culture, art and design and media, it can evoke emotions and feelings within the creators and the people interested in it. Mirzoeff, defines visual culture as “visual events in which information, meaning or pleasure is…

Jaheed Hussain

A graphic designer and writer based in Manchester, England who likes to talk about stuff

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