Notebook, Typography

It’s horrible that

Notebook: 14 January 2015


Just been having a clear out and came across this poster that I designed for the Royal College of Art degree shows back in 1982. Needless to say the RCA chose not to use it. I deliberately wanted to design something that was really ugly and that would contrast against all the slick design ideas put forward by other students. I must have been going through a bit of an ‘angry young man’ phase. Anyway, I had great fun picking the worst typefaces I could from my collection of Letraset, breaking all the typographic rules and using a length of old wallpaper edging as a border and some fluorescent lime green paper for the background. It still looks as nasty as it did 33 years ago and it still remains one of my favourite bits of work.