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Mr Andrew Haslam

School Head of Department


Following an undergraduate Graphic Information Design degree, a post graduate teaching qualification, I completed a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Art. Having worked in the Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (Netherlands Broadcasting Service), I worked for Sebastian Conran Associates, before establishing a studio in East London with Russel Warren-Fisher and Hannah Tofts. I wrote and designed a series of 32 None Fiction Childrens books, in science, history and geography which were produced in 14 languages and 26 nations. In 1994 I won the American Institute of Physics Award for Science Writing, in 1997 the Geography Gold Medal for most significant contribution to Geography. I became Head of Typography at London College of Printing then Course Director for MA Communication Design at CSM, before becoming Academic Programme Leader at the University of Brighton and then Associate Head of School and Head Department: Graphic Design, Kingston School of Art.

Areas of specialism

  • Typography and lettering and Letterpress
  • Information Design
  • Book Design
  • The Design of the War Graves by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Graphic Design

Courses taught




  • MA (RCA)
  • Post graduate Certificate in Education
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Information Design
  • Member Association of Licensed Authors
  • Member Atyi

Professional membership

Member Association of Licensed Authors

Member of aTypi


I have undertaken research in the field of Graphic Design, the outputs have characteristically been in the form of designed books. In 2002 I wrote, with Phil Baines 'Type and Typography'. In 2006 I wrote and designed 'Book Design' which comprehensively examined a range of historical and contemporary approaches used by book designers. The book 'Lettering a reference manual of techniques' won the British book Design: best Academic Book 2012 and was a three year project which photographically documented the way in which type and lettering is reproduced. In 2014 'When War is Over' with Daniel Alexander documented the memorial designs of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The ongoing 'Collaborative 6x6 Letterpress Research Project' with Rose Gridneff, Kingston School of Art and Alex Cooper London College of Communication aims to identify and systematically survey all the type and equipment within letterpress workshops in FE/HE in Britain and Ireland.


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Number of items: 5.


Cooper, Alexander, Gridneff, Rose and Haslam, Andrew (2014) Letterpress: looking backward to look forward. Visible Language, 47(3), pp. 52-72. ISSN (print) 0022-2224


Alexander, Daniel and Haslam, Andrew (2016) When war is over. Stockport, U.K. : Dewi Lewis. 164p. ISBN 9781907893834

Cooper, Alexander, Gridneff, Rose and Haslam, Andrew (2014) 6x6 collaborative letterpress project. Brighton, U.K. : The London College of Communication. ISBN 9781905593989

Haslam, Andrew (2011) Lettering: a reference manual of techniques. London. U.K. : Laurence King Publishing Ltd. 240p. ISBN 9781856696869

Haslam, Andrew (2006) Book design. London, U.K. : Laurence King Publishing. 256p. ISBN 9781856694735

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