Vaughan Oliver

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Heavy rotation

Issue 104, Spring 2023


From 1977-92, the Album Cover Albums presented a broad spectrum of record sleeve art, unintentionally raising questions about the way graphic design for popular culture is experienced, interpreted and preserved. By Christopher Wilson [EXTRACT]

Waste not

Issue 98, Spring 2019


For many years Vaughan Oliver was the in-house designer for the 4AD record label, creating…

Pack shots

Issue 76, Summer 2010


Form swamping content? Or a welcome new wave of graphical expression?

Vaughan Oliver’s Minotaur

Issue 76, Summer 2010


This Pixies box set was a chance to make brand new artwork with a student team from UCA

Reinterpreting the classics

Issue 21, Summer 1996


For a handful of classical record companies, expressive design is a commercial priority.

Books in freefall

Issue 10, Autumn 1993


Shinro Ohtake is a master of the artist’s book. His latest is a collaboration with Vaughan Oliver

23 Envelope: ambience and inner space

Issue 37, Autumn 2000


Operating undercover, using the enigmatic title of 23 Envelope, Nigel Grierson and his partner Vaughan Oliver created designs of exceptional power. Their work inspired the next generation of image-makers. By Rick Poynor

Tokyo Salamander

Issue 10, Autumn 1993


Vaughan Oliver’s collaboration with Shinro Ohtake is an oblique diary of dreams

Recent blog posts about Vaughan Oliver

Offset 2013: day two

12 April 2013
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Reviews, Visual culture

Gag-happy Vaughan Oliver recalls ‘holding a comma on the end of my scalpel.’ Pam Bowman continues her coverage of the Dublin conference.
Saturday began with Irish Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey, writes Pam Bowman, in the second of…