A recent graduate from Kingston School of Art (2019), Oliver is a Graphic Designer currently based in London, whose practice engages with cultural topics demonstrated through editorial design, visual identities, typography, exhibition design & art direction. Currently at Made Thought. Full CV & portfolio available upon request.
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Typeface & Editorial Design
This publication aims to decode chapter 18 of James Joyce's Ulysses, a book that is widely considered to be both a literary masterpiece and one of that hardest works of literature to read. The chapter follows the monologue of character Molly Bloom, who contemplates embarking on a romantic affair, through eight long paragraphs absent of any punctuation. This lack of punctuation contributes to Ulysses infamous reputation for being impenetrable and difficult to understand.
"I've put in so many enigmas & puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant" – James Joyce
Through unifying both Joyce's original text with corresponding annotations, this type led publication provides a capsuled history on the wider context of Joyce's writing and to aid understandings of book that is held up as a key example of literary modernism.
Le Corbusier & The Urban Plan
A publication that investigates the urban planning theory of one of the twentieth century’s most influential visionaries, Swiss architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier).
With a primary focus on the Architects Contemporary City for Three Million Inhabitants & his Voisin proposal for central Paris, this publication uses three texts that discuss the urban planning theory of Le Corbusier, and his vision for the modern metropolis. Including the architects own writings outlining his often controversial proposals for urban development.
Assent: Three Sermons on the Warpland
Lookbook Design & Art Direction
Lookbook produced for Amy Turnbull's graduate A/W19 menswear collection Assent: Three Sermons on the Warpland.
With a focus on outerwear, the collection takes its primary inspiration from the concept of protest and civil disobedience. The connotations tied to both these themes can be seen in the garments, which protect and fortify the wearer from the surroundings. In this sense, the protective silhouette of the collection mimics the nature of both Military Wear and Sportswear. Photographed under the shadow of Dungeness Power Station, the collection sits in a bleak setting that reflects the dystopian themes underlying the collection.
While simultaneously trying to focus on the intimate relationship between the garments and model, the publication also seeks to emphasize the vastness of Dungeness. This is reflected in the page layout that highlights this juxtaposition.
Gridded Futures: The Ouvre of Superstudio
Exhibition Idenity & Design
Proposed exhibition proposal showcasing the work of Italian architecture firm Superstudio.
A short film that documents the omnipresence of glass in our surrounding built environment.
Over the past decade, cities across the world have developed a dependency on glass as their primary urban material. Urban Translucence, documents the British capitols skyline and how it has grown from a typical low rise urban topography into a myriad of glistening emerald and azure skyscrapers.
The film, which documents a series of finance skyscrapers located in the city of London creates a mood that reflects this observation.
A split-screen composition that reinterprets noise from contrcution sights through kinetic type.