Mr Gabriel Solomons

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About me

Gabriel Solomons is both a practicing graphic designer and senior lecturer at the Bristol School of Art & Design, UWE. Alongside working with design clients, he has been responsible for developing a number of trade and academic publications that cover areas of film, design, fandom and fashion – all of which aim to further our understanding of collaborative practice and explore the wider influence of creativity in society. He was innovation manager and book series editor at Intellect, a UK based publisher specialising in the fields of creative practice and popular culture from 2011-2016. His projects included both editing and art directing the 'World Film Locations' book series that explores the relationship between the city and cinema and 'Fan Phenomena', a book series that decodes icons of popular culture. He is chief editor of The Big Picture, a magazine that explores film in a wider context and writes extensively on film, design, material culture and architecture for a range of international publications. ​

With specialism in editorial production management, contract publishing and project facilitation, Gabriel has worked with a range of clients and collaborators in both the arts and media over the past 13 years and has delivered papers, lectures and workshops on design, film and book production at various venues worldwide.

He is currently a member of the Education team and judging panel for the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), Education member of Design & Art Direction (D&AD) and is an external examiner at Ravensbourne (UCL, London).

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Academic papers/presentations (2014/2015)

Face Forward: December 11th, 2015 (Dublin, Ireland) - 'Family Monograms: Tradition and  a Connection to the Past Through Typographic Form'

Typecon Condensed: August 12th, 2015 (Denver, Colorado) - 'Family Monograms: Tradition and a Connection to the Past Through Typographic Form'

Mediated City Conference: October 2nd, 2014 (Woodbury University, Los Angeles, Ca.) - 'Hollywood Menace: Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern Dens Of Vice' /

Typecon Trial & Error: July 31st, 2014 (Washington D.C.) - 'If at first you don't succeed: Affecting a Change in the Referral Process of Design Education' /

My Publications

Havana Street Style: Gabriel Solomons, Connor Gory and Martin Tompkins (Intellect, 2014) / 

Film Locations: Rome (Intellect, 2014) /

World Film Locations: Los Angeles (Intellect, 2011) /

Decode: Myths Vol.1 (Intellect, 2007) /

Area of expertise

​Graphic design, Editorial design, Publishing, Typography


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