Will Hill, a typography scholar and graphic design lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art, United Kingdom presents "The Word as Image: Experimental Typographies and Visual Poetics" on Monday, November 8, 2010, 6 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall.
Important note: A pre-lecture reception will take place from 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Hill will discuss experimental typographic work across multiple contexts including sculpture, literature, and site-specific installation within the development of graphic communication and the need to develop new critical perspectives to encompass these convergent areas of practice.
Hill studied at Winchester School of Art and Cambridge School of Art and holds an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading. He practiced as a freelance designer, illustrator, design consultant, and typographer in London 1977-93. Since 1993 he has been senior lecturer in graphic design at Cambridge School of Art, where he designed and introduced the undergraduate program in graphic design in 1997 and the MA in typographic design in 2003. His work includes The Complete Typographer, published by Page One in the UK, and Prentice Hall in the US, 2005 (the US third edition is forthcoming from Thames & Hudson (paperback) and Addison Wesley Longman (hardcover). He has also contributed chapters to Font: The Sourcebook and Art and Text and the Phaidon Compendium of Graphic Design. Hill's current practice and research activity reflects a fascination for type, lettering, and the use of visual language in a wide range of practices across both the applied and the fine arts.