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World-renowned graphic designer exhibits collection at UCA Epsom

A collection of work by renowned graphic designer Vaughan Oliver is being showcased at UCA Epsom this month at the Walking Backwards: Vaughan Oliver exhibition.

Until Saturday 25 March, viewers will have the opportunity to see a selection of work taken from Vaughan’s extensive archive, which spans the disciplines of design, fashion, music and moving image. Over the years, his unique approach to design has attracted an impressive list of clients, he is noted for his work with independent record label 4AD, for which he has created designs for bands including the Cocteau Twins, the Pixies, Lush, the Breeders and This Mortal Coil. 

The exhibition has been curated by Associate Head of the School of Fashion at UCA, Lee Widdows, who says: “Walking Backwards offers a glimpse into the career of one of the most influential graphic designers of a generation. "

In addition to his impact on design for music, and his work for major clients including Sony, Young Vic, Vaughan is also one of UCA’s most celebrated visiting Professors. 

Throughout his impressive career, Vaughan has exhibited in Nantes Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Los Angeles and Athens. He was awarded an Honorary MA by UCA in 2010 and is also an elected member of the Alliance Graphique Internationals (AGI).

In 2016, Vaughan relocated his personal design archive to UCA Epsom. His career spans more than 35 years,  illustrating the journey from analogue to digital, and showcasing the work of a designer who is an inter-disciplinary connector, a unique art director of image and text, and a generous collaborator of practice. 

To find out more about the exhibition, click here.

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