I am a freelance graphic designer, arts author and educator, based in Bath, UK. On this site you can find out more about my design work, books published by Thames and Hudson, contributions to various publications, and lectures internationally on design and the arts.
My main career focus is as designer and art director for clients past and present including Real World, Womad, Universal, Habitat, EMI Records, Swatch, Cheltenham Festivals, Soil Association, Modern Art Oxford and the Arnolfini Gallery. High profile projects include the iconic Blur Think Tank album. I also work with international contemporary artists as a curator and art director for clients including Pictures On Walls and Wahaca.
In 2002 my first book, [amazon_link id=”0500283427″ target=”_blank” ]Stencil Graffiti [/amazon_link]was published by Thames and Hudson worldwide. This was followed by [amazon_link id=”0500284695″ target=”_blank” ]Street Logos [/amazon_link](2004), [amazon_link id=”0500285748″ target=”_blank” ]Graffiti Brasil[/amazon_link] (2005), [amazon_link id=”0500513627″ target=”_blank” ]Street Sketchbook[/amazon_link] (2007), [amazon_link id=”0500515158″ target=”_blank” ]Street Sketchbook: Journeys [/amazon_link](2010) and [amazon_link id=”0500289913″ target=”_blank” ]Raw + Material + Art[/amazon_link] (2012). My most recent book [amazon_link id=”0500239223″ target=”_blank” ]Big Art / Small Art[/amazon_link] was recently published in September 2014. I also often contribute to arts and design publications such as Juxtapoz and Creative Review.
For over ten years I have lectured on the arts for institutions such as Tate Modern, the ICA and the Arnolfini, and on design at universities and colleges including the RCA. I currently teach illustration on the BA (Hons) at Plymouth College of Art.
If you are interested in any aspects of my work please get in touch at tristan(at)tristanmanco.com..