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LucienneRoberts+ is a London-based studio committed to making accessible, engaging graphic design with a socially aware agenda. We aim to produce high quality work in a considered way, mindful of the principle of the Triple Constraint. Our work spans exhibition design, books and corporate identity. We design for 3d, print and screen. Projects include exhibition design for the Wellcome Collection, British Council and The Women's Library; identities for the Petrie Museum, the David Miliband campaign and AVA Academia; and book design for the Design Museum, Triangle Arts Trust and Panos London. Examples of recent exhibition projects include Women Fashion Power, for London's Design Museum, 3d design by Zaha Hadid Architects and the Wellcome Collection show An Idiosyncratic A–Z of the Human Condition.
We aim to maximize the potential in every project to make intelligent, apposite and effective work. Graphic design is fundamental to how society informs, educates, entertains and provokes. Our process respects both the objectives of our clients and everyone who sees and uses what we do. We believe that ethical design is defined by its ability to increase quality of life alongside the messages it conveys, and place emphasis on clear thinking, visual simplicity and the application of craft skills. We take design seriously and we enjoy design too!
We are a small team that includes long-term collaborators ranging from architects to web-developers, type-designers to image-makers, writers to copyeditors. Team members have included designers Bob Wilkinson, John McGill and Malcolm Southward; designer and web-developer Dave Shaw; copywriter and editor Lorna Fray; collaborators have included 3d designers Calum Storrie and Michael Marriott.
Alongside studio-based work, founder Lucienne Roberts writes, lectures and publishes on her subject. A signatory of the First Things First 2000 manifesto, her books include The Designer and the Grid [2002, Rotovision] and Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design [2006, AVA Academia]. She teaches and lectures internationally. Her term as external examiner of BA Typography and Graphic Communication at Reading University recently finished. From 2014 she is external examiner for the MA Graphic Design and the University of Lincoln.
With Rebecca, Lucienne is principal founder of GraphicDesign& a pioneering publishing house dedicated to creating intelligent, vivid books that explore how graphic design connects with all other things and the value that it brings. Its first book Page 1: Great Expectations is a GraphicDesign& Literature title and was published in April 2012 to rave reviews and strong sales throughout the world. Its second book, Golden Meaning, is a GraphicDesign& Mathematics title and has been published this year to equal acclaim.
Lucienne is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.