Andrew Byrom hates graphic design. At least that’s what he told my UCLA Extension “Exploring L.A. Design” students a few months ago. We were visiting his studio on the campus of Cal State Long Beach, where he’s a professor of Graphic Design History… so I’d like to think he doesn’t hate everything about the field.
We’d first met last year, where he presided over an Eames panel at TypeCon. Andrew’s also a type designer. Or perhaps he’s a type sculptor. Or something else. In any event, he’s currently teaching typography at UCLA Extension. He’s also working on a catalog cover for the school which, from all I’ve heard, will be difficult to classify as well. So keep an eye out for that.
Meanwhile, take a look at his TEDx presentation. And then you can try to figure out what the “h” he is.