Brian Webb Webb&Webb Design London United Kingdom – I Used to Be a Design Student

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Brian Webb (Webb&Webb Design)

PROFESSIONAL YEARS

44

A VALUABLE QUALITY FOR A DESIGN STUDENT + A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Insatiable curiosity + See above plus a bit of diplomacy

FAVOURITE FOOD NOW

Japanese

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION NOW

Books

YEAR OF PROJECT

2009

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT BRIEF

Design a piece to illustrate a lost or forgotten word

CLIENT

The Art of Lost Words (The National Literacy Trust)

TECHNOLOGY

Letterpress/inkjet

TIME SPENT

2 weeks thinking,

2 days doing

TYPEFACE

Wood Letter Grotesque, Gill Sans Bold

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?

As then (see answer opposite) – using type elements to add a layer of meaning.

OUTCOMES

Using letterpress to solve a plegnic (adjective: acting by a blow, striking like a hammer) process.

FEEDBACK

A couple of magazines reproduced it.

ANYTHING ELSE

After 30 years of using computer type, I now use letterpress and computers.

DO YOU TEACH?

Visiting Professor at University of the Arts London (UK), Honorary Fellow at University College of the Creative Arts London (UK) and lectures, assessing, etc.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TEACH DESIGN?

Yes, if you’re lucky. It took me five years to meet a tutor (Edward Hughes) who talked about ideas and problem analysis.