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The Word as Image: Experimental Typographies and Visual Poetics

Date: 11/08/2010

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: 33 McNeal Hall

Cost: Free


Join friends at the College of Design for a pre-reception and lecture featuring Will Hill, typography scholar, author of "The Complete Typographer" and graphic design lecturer from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art, United Kingdom

Pre-lecture reception 5:30-6:00 p.m., light refreshments provided. Lecture begins at 6 p.m.

Hill discusses 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.


About the presenter:

Will Hill studied at Winchester School of Art and Cambridge School 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 Wylie in the U.S., 2005. 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.


  • Name: Laura Walton
  • E-mail: lwalton@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-6385
  • Sponsored by: College of Design

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Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Laura Walton, College of Design, at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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