LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Brian Webb (Webb&Webb Design)
A VALUABLE QUALITY FOR A DESIGN STUDENT + A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
Insatiable curiosity + See above plus a bit of diplomacy
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PROFESSIONAL PROJECT BRIEF
Design a piece to illustrate a lost or forgotten word
The Art of Lost Words (The National Literacy Trust)
2 weeks thinking,
2 days doing
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.
Using letterpress to solve a plegnic (adjective: acting by a blow, striking like a hammer) process.
A couple of magazines reproduced it.
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.