As graphic designers we are increasingly more interested in seeking to understand the processes we use rather than their products or their consequences. During the lecture 'Visual Engineering', we will discuss the ways in which we have collaborated over the past decade to create, adapt and implement typographic forms using systematic methods in the production of an extensive range of unpredictable outcomes.
MuirMcNeil's activities are focussed on exploring systematic and generative methods in type design, graphic design and moving image, applied to both commissioned work and independent research projects.
Hamish Muir was co-founder of the London-based graphic design studio 8vo (1985–2001), and co-editor of Octavo, journal of typography (1986–92). He was a part-time tutor at the London College of Communication from 2001–2019, and has delivered lectures, courses and workshops to professional teams and student groups internationally.
Paul McNeil is a typographic designer, educator and author. He was Course Leader of the MA Contemporary Typographic Media at the London College of Communication from 2010–15. Seven years in the making, The Visual History of Type, his exhaustive survey of type design from 1450–2015, was published in 2017.