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Revolving Door: Neville Brody to Become Art & Design Head at Royal College of Art


Having long ago become a reigning king of type design, album covers, and nearly everything in between, the uber-famous designer Neville Brody is now planning to take over education. It’s been announced that Brody will be taking on the role of Head of the Department of Communication Art & Design at the renowned Royal College of Art in London. The designer had already been involved in teaching, currently working as a visiting professor at his alma mater, the London College of Communications, but now he’ll step into a bigger role, overseeing all of the RCA’s art and design programs. Here’s what he had to say in the announcement:

“The position is a great honour and challenge. The Royal College of Art sits at the threshold of a new and vital moment in communications history, an extraordinary time and one that will deeply affect all of us. I am excited by this possibility of joining of the dots — of combining the RCA’s deep sense of history, craft and experience with a dynamic, relevant and exploratory approach to art and design communications. The RCA is a centre of excellence for art and design, and is the de facto natural home for all visual communications.”

Brody steps into the role as of January 1st of next year. He’ll be replacing the current head of the department, Dan Fern, who is retiring.

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