School of Communication
Visual Communication, 2013–
Tracy Tomlinson’s research addresses book design as literary form, developing and extending the ways in which graphic devices can become authoring strategies in the construction of visual prose and achieve an enhanced reader experience. Themes of domestic everyday life form hybrid image and text narratives as a commentary on how we find meaning in everyday life. Material culture and the place of the object as memory icon play an important role in the work. The research aims to offer a multi-linear experience of reading and understanding small but ‘luminous moments’ of everyday life.
Tracy Tomlinson is a designer of experimental books and publications and teaches on the Master of Art and Master of Design Visual Communication programmes at the University of Derby.