Derek Birdsall

From Art Editor of Nova to head of Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art.

Derek Birdsall’s interest in magazine design continued through seminal titles such as Town and the first Observer Sunday supplement. He has been head of graphic design at the Royal College of Art, following on from Gert Dumbar in 1987, and, though best known as a typographer, has created identities for the likes of the Church of England (DW 12 November 1999).

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Design Week Awards 2019 judges revealed…

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