/  simon johnston design   /  biography
 /  introduction      born in leamington spa, england, simon johnston was educated at bath academy
 /  book design      of art in england and the school of applied arts in basel, switzerland,
 /  printed matter      studying under armin hofmann and wolfgang weingart. he worked at conran
 /  exhibition graphics      associates in london, designing projects for olivetti and the boilerhouse
 /  identity design      project run by stephen bayley, which later became the design museum. in 1984
 /  client list      he founded 8vo studio with mark holt and hamish muir, and instigated and
 /  archive      published octavo journal of typography (see / archive / 8vo: on the outside).
      during this period he also taught at ravensbourne college of design.
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 /  teaching      relocating to california in 1989, he opened his own studio, praxis, working
 /  events      primarily for clients in the arts and cultural field, and began teaching at
 /  writing      art center college of design in pasadena. more recent work has focused on
 /  contact      design for print, in particular book work for museums and cultural
      institutions (see / client list).
      his work has received numerous awards, including american association of
      museums design awards, aiga top 50 books, type directors club of new york,
      ID magazine annual design review, and the american center for design 100 show,
      and has been published in many design books (see / archive / published work).
      his design work has been exhibited internationally, and he has given lectures
      and workshops in the usa, europe and asia.
 /  © 2006-2013