Pixies graphic designer to give public lecture
World renowned graphic designer Vaughan Oliver is making a rare speaking appearance at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) next month.
The Grammy Award nominated designer, who is best known for his work with the Pixies and the Cocteau Twins, will talk about his 30 year career during a free talk at UCA Epsom on 27 September 2012.
Vaughan enjoys sharing his knowledge with budding designers and has given numerous lectures for students at UCA Epsom.
In 2010, he enlisted several UCA students to work with him on a limited edition boxset for the Pixies which ended up being nominated for a Grammy Award.
Vaughan said: "The students truly rose to the occasion for the Pixies artwork. I think it's the most successful project I've worked on in 30 years and was a very rewarding experience."
UCA awarded Vaughan with an honorary degree last year for his services to the creative arts.
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Famed for his dark imagery and innovative use of typography, Vaughan began his career in the packaging design departments of Benchmark and then Michael Peters & Partners in London. He then started designing artwork for independent record label 4AD. Creating album covers for iconic bands such as the Pixies meant his work was enjoyed by millions of people around the world.
His unique approach to design has attracted an impressive list of clients which include: global film production companies, publishing houses, museums and advertising projects for L'Oreal and Coco de Mer.
Alongside his graphic design portfolio, Vaughan has directed various television commercials for Microsoft, Sony and Harrods.
His work has been shown at galleries across the world. In 1992 he exhibited a retrospective collection of his work in Nantes, France. Its success led to further shows in Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Athens and UK. His work has been collected by the V&A Museum archive and is on permanent exhibition in their 20th Century gallery.
The lecture will take place in the Auditorium at 6pm and will be introduced by UCA Vice-Chancellor, Dr Simon Ofield-Kerr.
This event is free of charge and open to students, staff and the general public, so if you would like to book a place, please email email@example.com or phone 01252 892682.
For more information contact:
David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939