Jack Gilbey

MA work

Recently, my practice has been concerned with exploring the possibilities offered to typographers by developments in technology, new media and the apparently limitless dimensions of the Internet. I am interested in challenging the universally accepted concept of a typeface as a static set of visual forms – a tradition born of obsolescent technologies – and investigating the notion of a typeface as a dynamic system that can be context-sensitive or thematically driven. I have developed a body of work that aims to explore the extent to which these new typographic methods can enhance communication.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2010

  • Recently, my practice has been concerned with exploring the possibilities offered to typographers by developments in technology, new media and the apparently limitless dimensions of the Internet. I am interested in challenging the universally accepted concept of a typeface as a static set of visual forms – a tradition born of obsolescent technologies – and investigating the notion of a typeface as a dynamic system that can be context-sensitive or thematically driven. I have developed a body of work that aims to explore the extent to which these new typographic methods can enhance communication.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Graphic Design (First class), Kingston University, 2008; Foundation Art and Design, Art & Design, Kingston University, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Oberon Book Illustration Awards, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; Oberon Book Illustration Awards, Royal College of Art, London, 2009; Passion For Print, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2009
  • Awards

  • Third prize, Oberon Book Illustration Awards, 2010; National Magazine Company Award, 2009; First prize, Oberon Book Illustration Awards, 2009