Adrian Shaughnessy, graphic designer, writer and senior tutor at the Royal College of Art, discusses the main curatorial theme of the exhibition After Hours.
Shaughnessy is a graphic designer and writer based in London. In 1989 he co-founded the design company Intro. Today he runs ShaughnessyWorks, a consultancy combining design and editorial direction. He is a founding partner in Unit Editions, a publishing company producing books on design and visual culture. Shaughnessy has written and art directed numerous books on design including How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul which has sold over 80,000 copies to date. A new edition appeared in 2010. His latest book is Ken Garland: Structure & Substance (Unit Editions). He writes for Eye, Creative Review and Design Observer, and is an occasional contributor to avant-garde music magazine The Wire. From 2006 until 2009, Shaughnessy was editor of Varoom, a publication devoted to the critical appraisal of illustration. Shaughnessy has been interviewed frequently on television and radio and lectures extensively around the world. He hosts a radio show called Graphic Design on the Radio on Resonance FM.
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