Graphic Thought Facility

Selected biography

Selected solo exhibitions

Graphic Thought Facility: Resourceful Design,
Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
GTF: 50 Projects, DDD Gallery, Osaka, 2006
The/Le Garage (with Paul Elliman), 15 éme Festival International de l’affiche et des arts graphiques, Chaumont, 2004

Selected group exhibitions

Super Contemporary, Design Museum touring exhibition, London and Taipei, 2009–11
Love and Money: The Best of British Design Now, British Council touring exhibition, Tokyo and Hong Kong, 2006
Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2004
Somewhere Totally Else – The European Design Show, Design Museum, London, 2003
The Book Corner, The British Council touring exhibition,
Milan, 2002
Lost and Found, The British Council, Stockholm, 2001
Great Expectations, The Design Council Exhibition,
New York, 2001
Design Futures: New British Design, Prague, 1998
Work from London, The British Council touring exhibition, various countries (year?)
New British Design, Thessaloniki Design Museum, Thessaloniki, 1997
Design of the Times; One hundred years of the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Art, London, 1996

Selected publications

Graphic Thought Facility – Resourceful Design, Zoë Ryan, A+D Series, Yale University Press, 2008
Lovely and Amazing, Emily King, Print, May/June 2005
Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties, edited by Rick Poynor, Lawrence King, 2004
Graphic Thought Facility: Three Dimensional Projects, IDEA magazine, no. 298
GTF – Bits World, Graphic Thought Facility with Emily King, Gabriele Capelli Editions, 2001
Reputations: Graphic Thought Facility, John L. Walters and Nick Bell, Eye, number 39, 2001
Graphic Thought Facility: Thought and Practice, IDEA, number 278, 2000

Lectures and talks

AGIdeas, Melbourne
Apple Computers Inc., Cupertino
Art Institute of Chicago
Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm
D&AD President’s Lecture, London
DDD Gallery, Osaka
Design Museum, London
Design Indaba Expo 2007, Cape Town
Ecole Nationale des Art Décoratifs, Paris
Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Porto
Fabrica, Treviso
Glasgow School of Art
Grafic Europe Conference, Barcelona
Grafill, Oslo
Royal College of Art, London
Society of Typographic Designers, London
TCDC, Bangkok
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis


Cal Arts, Los Angeles
ÉCAL, Lausanne
Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastrict
National College of Art & Design, Dublin


D&AD Awards
Die Schönsten Schweizer Bücher
RSA Student Design Awards