AGI Congress London


John Morgan

John Morgan studio


Born 1973, Lancashire, England. John Morgan studied Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading from 1991–1995. He worked with Derek Birdsall at Omnific from 1995 to 2000, finishing with the Common Worship series of Prayer Books for the Church of England. He was a founding member of Workplace Cooperative 115 with Robin Kinross in 2000, a multi-disciplinary space in Kentish Town, London.

He formed his eponymous studio practice in 2000. His projects include graphic identities for David Chipperfield Architects, the City of Ljubljana, Turner Contemporary and Raven Row gallery; the Four Corners Familiars series of re-imaginings of classic books like Dracula, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Vanity Fair; public art projects for the BBC; and exhibition design for the British Library and the Design Museum including Designing Modern Life, Saul Bass, and Form Matters.

He has written for a number of journals including Typography Papers, Dot Dot Dot and AA Files. The Four Corners Familiars series was nominated for Brit Insurance Designs of Year 2011. He was appointed a member of AGI in 2011.

Education / Lectures

John has been a tutor at Central St Martins, London, and the University of Reading.

He has taught in various design schools including ECAL, Lausanne; Oslo National Academy of the Arts; ERBA Valence, and has been external examiner at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.

His lectures and workshops include those in Ghent, Warsaw, Calcutta and Copenhagen. He is currently a visiting tutor on the MA Book Design, Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading.

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