Join us for the fifth in a series of panel discussions held by our Mentoring Committee, exploring the ins and outs of working as a professional artist-craftsperson. The series will give you thought-provoking insights into a successful career as an art worker.
This discussion will focus on graphic design, a term which is generally understood, but which has fractured into many parts as a contemporary discipline. This panel discussion brings together a group of distinguished and experienced graphic practitioners who will discuss issues they see confronting the field of graphics today.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A .
Entry is free and the evening will be run as a hybrid in-person and online via Zoom event. To reserve your place, please register via our Eventbrite page for either in person or online attendance. More details can be found below.
After working in several design studios in Birmingham and London, in 1970 Richard responded to a classified ad in Oz magazine and was offered work on the spot, designing the upcoming issue of Oz, The Yippie Issue, and promptly ‘dropped out’! In the years that followed he designed and illustrated many of the underground magazines of the time: Ink, International Times (IT), Frendz, Time Out, Gay News, and others.
He first met the writer Heathcote Williams in the early 70s. His was arguably among the most radical voices of the period, a playwright, poet, squatter and activist of wild, outlandish proportions. They clicked, and in 1975 formed an anarchist publishing partnership called Open Head Press.
In 1982, Richard went on to form AdCo Associates, with Nigel Coke, a designer and photographer. Their work was rooted in the arts and publishing, fringe theatre and music; designing posters and publicity, programmes, illustrated books, poetry, record covers.
Former Trickett & Webb director Brian Webb founded Webb & Webb over 15 years ago. They focus on design for communication and branding across a full spectrum, including identity, print, packaging, exhibitions, websites and digital experience design for government bodies, major charities and national galleries and international organisations.
Brian's work has won hundreds of awards around the world, including New York Art Directors; Museum of Toyama, Japan; Red Dot, Germany; and D&AD. His work is in many permanent collections, including the V&A and MoMA, he is Past-President of the Chartered Society of Designers, a former committee and jury member of D&AD, a Visiting Professor at University of the Arts and has also judged the Prince Philip Designers Prize.
Llewellyn specialises in wood-engraving; his work is very much in the English tradition, with subject matter including landscape and weather, interior and exterior, through illustration and printmaking.
Former Production Director of The Folio Society, Joe has extensive experience of fine book design and typography. He is also a photographer with several one-man shows and books to his name. He now practices both activities through his company Blundell Studios.
Entry is free and the evening will be run as a hybrid in-person and online via Zoom event. To reserve your place, please register via our Eventbrite page for either in person or online attendance.
The address for attending in person is:
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
If attending online, a Zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the event.
We look forward to seeing you there.