Trickett & Webb

Trickett & Webb - intelligence and fun through design

Trickett & Webb was a London-based graphic design agency.

Lynn Trickett and Brian Webb met in 1970, whilst working at the Derek Forsyth Partnership in London. They formed the agency Trickett & Webb in the following year. Their work included designs for posters, packaging, corporate identity as well as exhibition design. Their clients included a wide range of national and
international clients such as British Airways, Volvo, WH Smith, Boots, London Transport, Royal Mail,
Penguin Books, P&O and the BBC.

T&W received more than 100 design awards around the world including New York Art Directors,
Communication Arts USA, Packaging Design Council USA, Museum of Toyama Japan, Red Dot Germany,
D&AD and Design Week and their work has been exhibited worldwide including
Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties (Barbican Art Gallery, London 2004)
and they have work in the permanent collections of the V&A, MoMA and London Transport Museum.

From the first, T&W promoted a form of design thinking that was witty and intelligent. The house style
eschewed the general photographic temper of commercial graphic design, in favor of a witty and engaging
form of illustration.

T&W aligned themselves with illustrators from the RCA, and elsewhere.
The firm closed in 2003, after 35 years.
The Factory was at 84 Marchmont Street, London WC1.

The calendars, produced every year between 1975-2003 (check this) provided an integrated and practical reminder of T&Ws work and house style. The annual collaboration between Trickett & Webb, as art directors,
and illustrators and screen printers, Augustus Martin, provides us with a thirty-year record of amazing work
…well done all.
Lynn Trickett and Brian Webb allowed their young designers to flourish and the annual calendar and enamel badge were design briefs given to one of the team to bring to fruition.

Their christmas cards were embellished with a lovely enamel badge. These are not for sale, but we’ll share
them with you.

We have some of the very limited edition calendars available for sale too. (Please enquire).
and a couple of badges available!

first up... 1997 'LOSS LEADER':

artists featured in T&W calendars (in no particular order! and there will be more...added as we go through

Richard McGuire is an illustrator, graphic designer, comic book artist, animator, children's book author,
musician and toy designer. His illustrations have been published in the New York Times, The New Yorker,
Le Monde, and other publications. His short story Here is likely the most lauded comic book story from recent decades.

Matilda Harrison has been working as an illustrator for more than twenty years. She studied at Middlesex Polytechnic and St Martin's School of Art. She remained in London.
Matilda's work is fantastically detailed which lends itself naturally to narrative illustration and children's books. She paints in acrylics with tiny brushes. Her style of painting is influenced by naive and folk art but filtered through a sophisticated eye.

Andrej Klimowski is a graphic artist and a designer of theatre, opera and film posters.
He is an international illustrator of book covers and press and magazine illustrations and an author of graphic novels (publishers include Faber & Faber and Self Made Hero). His research interests are in narrative,
investigating new relationships between text and image.
Born of Polish parents in London in 1949, Klimowski trained at the Saint Martin's School of Art before studying at the Academy of Fine Art and working professionally in Warsaw. His east-European legacy deeply influences his work. From the late 1970s he designed posters and book jackets – including novels by PG Wodehouse , Simon Louvish, Lionel Shriver, Milan Kundera and Kazuo Ishiguro – and illustrations, TV graphics and animation, following his particular of from examples of his 'Polish School' design.
The early twentieth century photo-collagists, Surrealism, Dada and Expressionism have been an influence
on part of his work, but he has developed his own personal style with a combination of fantasy, anxiety, ambiguity and eroticism which keeps his works from becoming pastiche. He is the current head of illustration
at the RCA, His work includes short films, illustrations and books.
From 1968 to 1972 Andrzej Klimowski studied sculpture and painting at St Martins School of Art.
1973 to 1980 he lived and worked in Warsaw, the first two years of which he studied poster design under Professor Henryk Tomaszewski and film animation under Dr Kazimierz Urbanski at the Warsaw Academy of
Fine Arts. He has designed many posters for cultural institutions in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Opole and Lodz and collaborated with leading book publishers. He directed Dead Shadow, a short experimental film shown at international film festivals in Krakow and London (1981). On returning to the UK, he worked freelance for
Faber & Faber, Penguin Books and The Guardian. He has been a recipient of many international prizes.

Isabelle Dervaux is an accomplished illustrator who brings her unique perspective to commercial assignments whether in broadcast, print, consumer packaging or the web. A native of France, Isabelle received her
education in Art and Art History at the University of Lille. After completing her studies, Dervaux soon made
her way to New York where she cultivated a taste for bagels, knishes and New Yorkers, and developed a client
list filled with the most well-known names in advertising, retail, publishing and entertainment. She has worked extensively in the United States, Japan and Europe and for everyone from The New Yorker to Barneys New York to British Airways to Vogue. She has received recognition from American Illustration, Communication Arts,
Print and The Society of Publication Designers. Her work is also part of MOMA’s permanent collection and
she has had several exhibitions of her work in Tokyo. Isabelle lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn.

George Hardie is an English retired graphic designer, illustrator and educator, best known for his work
producing cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands with the British art design group Hipgnosis.
After attending St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art in London, Hardie partnered in Nicholas Thirkell Associates collaborating with Bob Lawrie, Bush Hollyhead and Malcolm Harrison,[1] as well as Storm
Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis. His work includes the cover artwork for Led Zeppelin's
debut album, Led Zeppelin (1969), as well as that for Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
and Wish You Were Here (1975). As a designer/illustrator, Hardie has worked internationally.
Since 1990, Hardie has taught postgraduate students of graphic design at the University of Brighton's
Faculty of Arts. In 1994, Hardie became a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, for which he now serves as International Secretary.

Jeff Fisher hails from Melbourne Australia where he studied Fine Art – Film and Animation, at Preston Institute of Technology in the 70s. He worked in London for a while before settling down in France in 1993, where he established his career. The bulk of Jeff's work has been book cover design as well as working in design and exhibiting regularly in Paris and London.
Jeff designed the famous 100 percent Rennies headscarf as well as designing a beautiful scarf for Hermes Paris
He has now returned to the UK.

Toby Morison is a graduate of The Royal College of Art. For over twenty years he has worked internationally
as a freelance illustrator.Morison was a founder member of the influential illustration studio Big Orange which was a trailblazer for creative businesses in Shoreditch, London.
In 2003 he left London to live and work in New York . Three years later he returned to the UK and moved to Norfolk – a county he had grown up in. Whilst continuing to work as an illustrator he has also been painting
the landscape around his home.

Ian Beck is an English children's illustrator and author. In addition to his numerous children's books, he is
also known for his cover illustration on Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album.
More than a million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.
Beck was encouraged by both his art teacher and headmaster to attend Brighton College of Art where he
studied illustration and graphic design, being taught by Raymond Briggs and John Vernon Lord.
He graduated in 1968, and has worked ever since.

Andrew Kulman has worked as an illustrator and Graphic Artist since leaving the RCA in 1987.
His work has been exhibited both nationally and Internationally, winning numerous Industry awards.
He has had several illustrated books published and has appeared in magazines and publications both
in the UK and abroad. He is now Professor of Graphic Art at Birmingham City University.

Philippe Weisbecker has spent most of an illustrious 40-year career in New York, producing concept-driven editorial illustrations for clients like Time magazine and The New Yorker.
I have always been interested by things, Weisbecker explains, and in trying to understand the feeling of an
object, or the mystery of it. That’s something that fascinates me about greenhouses: their mystery — the fact they preserve an interior world you can’t immediately access from the exterior. I really love the idea of not
being able to see inside.

Sara Fanelli is a native-Italian British artist and illustrator, best known for her children's picture books. Fanelli was born in Florence. She came to London to study art at Camberwell College of Art and then the Royal College of Art where she graduated in 1995.
She divides her time between illustration work, books and self-generated projects. She has written and i
llustrated children’s books which have been published in many languages and have earned her international awards and commendations.
Sara Fanelli became an HonRDI in 2006, the first woman illustrator to be awarded this honour.
In 2006 Sara Fanelli was commissioned by Tate Modern to design their four permanent collection gallery entrances and a 40 metres long Timeline of 20th Century artists.

Dan Fern is an award-winning designer and graphic artist as well as an influential teacher. Dan Fern began teaching at the Royal College of Art in the 1970s, and was made its first Professor of Graphic Art and Design
in 1994.
Trained at Manchester College of Art and the Royal College of Art, Dan Fern has worked extensively across all areas of visual communications. His graphic works include a set of stamps for the Royal Mail, posters for the London Underground and a poster commemorating the 100th anniversary in 2001 of the death of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, which has been displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Marion Deuchars is a British illustrator and author. Deuchars attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
in 1983-1987 where she obtained a first class BA Honours in illustration printmaking. In 1987 she was
accepted to the Royal College of Art where she studied communication, art and design. In 1989 she received
an MA with distinction.
Deuchars is most known for her distinct style of using hand lettering, which she first used in a D&AD annual report in 2002. For the past two year Deuchars has provided illustrations to Carluccio’s menus, designed by
Irving and Co. Her 2009 book cover for Penguin Books for Burmese Days by George Orwell won the 2010 Book Cover Illustration Award from the V&A. Deuchars worked for several clients including the Guardian newspaper where she was the sole illustrator for the Saturday paper between 2005-2007.
In 2012, Deuchars was chosen by the British Council as one of six creatives to represent Britain at the World Design Capital in Helsinki.

Sir Peter Blake, CBE, RDI, RA is a celebrated English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design
for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. His other best known works include the cover
of the Band Aid single Do They Know It's Christmas?, and the Live Aid concert poster. Blake also designed the 2012
Brit Award statuette.
One of the best known British pop artists, Blake is considered to be a prominent figure in the pop art
movement. Central to his paintings are his interest in images from popular culture which have infused his collages. In 2002 he was knighted at Buckingham Palace for his services to art.


more artist bios. from illustrators involved with the above calendar as well as returning contributors
(see above for details):-

Brian Cronin Born in Dublin, Brian Cronin studied at the National College of Art, graduating with a B.Sc.
in 1981. For some years, he worked as a freelance illustrator, mainly for The Irish Times and In Dublin.
In 1985, he moved to New York where his work for a large number of highly regarded publications has
made him one of the most sought-after illustrators in America. His work has been shown in countless
exhibitions in New York and in the U.K., Italy, Switzerland and Japan, and in several cities throughout Ireland. Cronin's work ranges from commercial drawings, commissioned by such prestigious publications as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and Time, to personal pieces exploring subconscious manifestations of the
human condition.

Lawrence Zeegan Having worked as an illustrator since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 1986
and with an MA Illustration from the Royal College of Art in 1989, Lawrence Zeegan's clients have included
major international newspapers, magazines, book publishers, design companies and advertising agencies. Lawrence worked as a regular fortnightly contributing illustrator for the Comment and Debate pages of The Guardian Newspaper for over 5 years. Lawrence was a founding partner of illustration studio: Big Orange
based in Hoxton, London still operational twenty years after it first launched. In the early 1990s Zeegen, as founding partner and director, launched Heart - and remains one of the UK's foremost contemporary
illustration agencies. In 2006 Lawrence launched Zeegen Rush, as founding partner and director, before
departing to take a more active role in design education.

Dirk Van Dooren was a founder member and partner in Tomato from 1991-Tomato very quickly established itself internationally as one of the most creative and innovative studios in the world. Working on projects with offices in London, New York and Tokyo. Tomato's work is held in the archives of a number of national and international museums that include MOMA and the V&A. Tomato has won over the years many awards for its
work in the fields of: Graphic design, branding, interactivity, advertising, music, architecture and
interior design.

Chris Brown was born in London in 1953. He attended the Royal College of Art where he was introduced to,
and eventually assisted, Edward Bawden, the master of the linocut. It was Bawden who encouraged him to
explore this medium. Since then, Christopher has exhibited at the Michael Parkin Gallery, The Royal Academy,
The Fry Gallery, The Fine Art Society, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Mikey Georgeson attended Worthing College of Art (1985–86) and Chelsea School of Art (1986–1989),
where he studied illustration when it was a figurative painting course.
In 1989, he moved to Brighton, for a postgraduate illustration degree at Brighton University (1989–91).
As an illustrator, he published a series of quirky screenprinted booklets, which he sold in Brighton gallery
shops. A Shady Tale (1993) contained a series of unlikely shadowgraphy images.
The Hat He Mistook for His Wife (1993), reversing the title of Oliver Sacks' famous book, showed a fedora
hat in various marital situations - covered with confetti, posing for a honeymoon photograph beside the Eiffel Tower, on a caravanning holiday, and being weighed on bathroom scales.

1986 issue, 'THE WORKS':

Pierre Le-Tan was born in Neuilly, near Paris. His father, the Vietnamese painter Lê Phổ, had settled in Paris in 1937. After WW2 he married the daughter of an French officer. Pierre Le-Tan and his brother, grew up in an artistic and creative environment. Pierre drew a lot... At the age of seventeen, on the advice of an American
friend of his mother, he sent drawings to the New Yorker, and he was only nineteen when the prestigious magazine published two of his cover designs. He has designed for The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Fortune, Madame Figaro, Tatler Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and
The World of Interiors, amongst many others.

Paul Leith, Carlisle based illustrator and artist.
Paul Leith was born in South Shields and, following his training at Sunderland College of Art and the
Royal College of Art, worked as an illustrator in London for 30 years. He created work for some of the biggest brands in editorial, advertising, print and publishing including the Radio Times, The Economist, British Rail
and various household brands and supermarkets.

Cathie Felstead is an illustrator. Born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, and eduated at Chelsea School of Art, where she gained a BA in graphic design. She then studied illustration at the Royal College of Art,
graduating with an MA in 1980. Felstead started her career by creating designs for book covers. Among the authors whose books she worked on were William Golding, Iris Murdoch, Isabel Allende, Nadine Gordimer, and Alice Walker. She has also produced artwork for advertising campaigns, packaging, T-shirts, opera, ballet, television, magazines, greeting cards and books.

Debbie Cook is an internationally recognised designer and illustrator. As a Tutor on the Visual Communication programme at the Royal College of Art, Debbie Cook researches interdisciplinary group learning. Debbie has worked extensively in the area of communication design, creating design and illustration for animation,
postage stamps, books, newspapers, posters, advertising campaigns, TV graphics and museums.
She has spoken about illustration on BBC radio and television.

Bush Hollyhead In 1970, Nicholas Thirkell established a design group in Victoria. He brought with him a
highly talented group of individuals; George Hardie, Bush Hollyhead, Bob Lawrie and Malcolm Harrison. The studio moved to Covent Garden and was joined by Peter Bentley (previously of graphic super-group Bentley/Farrell/Burnett. Eventually, the group settled as a trio of H’s - Hardie, Hollyhead and Harrison.They continued to be a major influence in the illustration world. Their work, a combination of influences from
Marvel Comics to British artist Douglas Binder, was witty, eccentric and always conceptual.

Richard Eckford was born in London and educated at Harrow School of Art, before being employed as a
assistant designer in a small west London design studio. At the begining of the 1970s he was working independently for; Thames Television, Face Type, J.Walter Thompson and Doyle Dane Bernbach Advertising,
Radio Times and Nova Magazine, Macmillan and Penguin Books.In 1972 he established the Eckford Stimpson Design Partnership, with Peter Stimpson.The design team found a niche in the developing independent record industry, working primarily for Island Records producing sleeve designs, advertising campaigns and marketing material for major artists.These included bands and musicians such as; Bob Marley, Cat Stevens, SteveWinwood, Millie, Spencer Davis,Traffic,ThirdWorld, Marianne Faithful, Free, Jade Warrior, Ralph McTell and many more.Richard moved to Dorset in 1980, and began lecturing at Bournemouth College of Art whilst working for many major London design groups such as; Conran, Fitch & Co, Michael Peters,Trickett & Webb, The Design Council and other national and international companies like Habitat P&O, B&Q, Woolworths, BAA and IBM.

Glyn Boyd Harte was born in Lancashire and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1973. He had over twenty one-man shows of drawings, prints and watercolours in London (at both The New Academy Gallery
and Curwen Gallery), Paris and New York. He wrote and illustrated two books – ‘Glynn Boyd Harte's Venice’
and ‘Mr. Harte's Holiday’ - the latter being about the north coast of France where he had a house and studio.
He travelled extensively, from St. Petersburg to San Francisco, with frequent stays painting in Paris.
More recently, Glynn completed a commission to record in watercolour the progressive stages of the
construction of the new Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. His work was then displayed in the finished building.
Glynn performed in cabaret with fellow artist Ian Archibald Beck (see above) and they collaborated on several pantomimes performed at the Art Worker's Guild - of which he was master in 1995. One of his songs from his musical about the life of Edward Lear was chosen by his old tutor, Paul Hogarth, and played on Desert Island Discs. Glynn divided his time between his homes in Fitzrovia, London and Normandy, France.
Sadly, Glynn died on 16 December 2003.

1996 issue, 'SPELL CHEQUE':

Robert Shadbolt has worked as an illustrator since graduating from Maidstone College of Art in 1981 and
with an MA Illustration from the Royal College of Art in 1984. His clients include major international
newspapers, magazines, book publishers, design companies and advertising agencies.
Robert teaches at the University of Salford, Manchester.

Caroline Gowdy born in Seattle USA, and studied at Royal College of Art 1977-1980,
after her scholarship to Rhode Island School of Design.
illustrator, painter, multi-media experimental artist.
She lives in London.

Paul Davis

Nancy Slonims
graduated from the RCA, worked as a senior designer at Pentagram.
Programme leader BA illustration at Middlesex University.


and here is an article from Creative Review in 1986 about Lynn and Brian

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