The author of Graphic Design: a Concise History and the designer of countless editorial projects, Hollis says his design ‘has no particular style’ and that he makes no distinction between his recent work and that which dates back several decades.
As well as working on book design projects including John Berger’s Ways of Seeing in the early 1970s, Hollis also worked for the Whitechapel Gallery from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s and has developed long-term collaborations with artists including Bridget Riley and Steve McQueen.
The Gallery Libby Sellers show, curated by design historian Emily King and designed by architect Simon Jones, will cover Hollis’s entire professional life.
It will feature personal collages from the mid-‘50s, records of his travels to Cuba, Zurich and Paris in the ‘50s and ‘60s and items showing his role in the design of radical politics.
Richard Hollis is at Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners Street, London W1T 3NB, from 23 March-28 April.