Dr. Sheena Calvert

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    Dr. Sheena Calvert has over 20 years ex­pe­ri­ence in graphic de­sign and ty­pog­ra­phy; art and crit­i­cal the­ory, gained in both in the UK and the US. She is a se­nior lec­turer in Crit­i­cal The­ory within the Vi­sual Com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­gramme at the Uni­ver­sity of West­min­ster (UK), and has taught at var­i­ous uni­ver­si­ties and art schools, in­clud­ing U.Mass Dart­mouth, Rut­gers, New Jer­sey (USA), CSM, The LCC, Uni­ver­sity of Hert­ford­shire and Nor­wich School of Art (UK). Her pro­fes­sional prac­tise in­cludes the es­tab­lish­ment of a New York-based de­sign stu­dio, whose clients in­cluded Vi­sual Aids, Verso pub­lish­ing, the Lin­coln Cen­ter, The Amer­i­can Mu­seum of Nat­ural His­tory, and the Jew­ish Women’s Archive. In the UK, she runs her own de­sign prac­tice, is a fel­low of the In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Arts and Sci­ences, and has ex­hib­ited her work in­ter­na­tion­ally. In 2010, she par­tic­i­pated in the b-side Mul­ti­me­dia Arts Fes­ti­val, as an in­vited artist. Her un­der­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate work at the Cen­tral school of Art and Yale Uni­ver­sity in­volved in­ves­ti­ga­tions of ty­pog­ra­phy and its re­la­tion­ship to var­i­ous ex­per­i­men­tal forms of lit­er­a­ture, and philoso­phies of lan­guage. Her PhD work looked at the in­ter­con­nec­tions be­tween art/lan­guage, para­dox, and mean­ing, ar­gu­ing for a ‘sen­sual logic’. She has a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in let­ter­press print­ing as an ex­per­i­men­tal/crit­i­cal medium, and runs her own let­ter­press stu­dio, the .918 press, in Hack­ney, Lon­don.


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