Brody describes his appointment as ‘an honour and a challenge’. Starting on 1 January next year, Brody will succeed Dan Fern who retires at the end of this academic year.
The RCA says that Brody’s appointment will help the institution to ‘explore new challenges in the rapidly moving world of communications’.
Dr Paul Thompson, rector of the RCA, says Brody is ‘an eloquent advocate and a superb practitioner’. He describes graphic designer, typographer, art director and brand strategist Brody as ‘one of the most influential designers of his generation’, adding that Brody ‘perfectly captures the interdisciplinary ethos of the department of communication and design’.
Speaking of his appointment, Brody, who is currently in Paris, says he is looking forward to the possibility ‘of combining the RCA’s deep sense of history craft and experience with a dynamic, relevant and exploratory approach to art and design communications’.