Archer will explore the value of vernacular design in the
English-speaking Caribbean. He will take us on a journey through
sharing his work past and present, focusing on the role that
hand-drawn and found lettering from the region has played in his
personal practice and introducing some canonical work from both
self-taught and classically-rooted practices in Trinidad and Jamaica.
He will also discuss the role that this plays in his type design
practice, particularly from the perspective of questioning the merits
of existing systems, aesthetics, and the potential values in figuring
a way around them yourself.
is a multidisciplinary designer and art director from Trinidad,
focusing on commercial work that integrates graphic design and art
direction, typeface design, and programming. In addition to his
design career, he recently co-founded Unqueue, a mobile app created
to improve retail experiences in the Caribbean. Collaborators include
Google, RISD, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and the
Caribbean Mental Health Foundation.
Part of our ‘Celebrating 125 Years of St Bride Library’, this lecture series has kindly been sponsored by:
Eric de Bellaigue
Just Another Foundry
Klim Type Foundry
Lexon GB, Creative & Innovative Print
Mayor of London
Medioto - Graphics & Animation
and The Wynkyn de Worde Charitable Trust who have sponsored students and recent graduates across the UK to attend this lecture.