T[h]om[as] Heath




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Graphic designer, currently based in London. Previously at Fabrica Research Centre. Currently at BBC Creative.

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You will discover below how T[h]om[as] Heath tries to understand his practice by piecing together segments of information (text) taken from the internet / books / magazines / videos / conversations — this leads to his discovery and understanding of how graphic design intersects the reality and the role graphic designers play in publishing and disseminating information in order to influence understanding of a specific topic. 

Publishing can take various forms and formats, all united by the act of making public (the etomology root of the word “publish” is the latin publicare – “to make public”


"Just remember, my accounts of actions I’ve experienced are the fourth generation of communication. First, it happened; second, I conceived what happened; third, I reproduced what I conceived; and fourth, you will conceive what I have reproduced." – Chuck Berry 

Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn EE Master of Arts in Graphic Design "An expanded view of graphic design, seeing it as a form of knowledge production whose role can be understood as a way of ‘making things public.’"

https://eka-gd-ma.ee/

“Graphic Design is based upon actions and experiences. Graphic Design is a mediated discipline, a discipline of indirect exchange, whose focus is, in multiple ways, on ephemeral communication.

Its requirements are: a thirst for knowledge coupled with doubt, initiative and experience, fervour and empathy. Graphic Design is a cultural technique for the knowledge-based society, and for capitalism. To think about Graphic Design is to think about a living cultural technique.

“The old ritual: Stand back, look, approach again, grasp, feel, hesitate, then sudden activity and then another long pause …” Excerpt from: Wim Wenders, “Notebook on Cities and Clothes”

http://ingooffermanns.com/en

“In other words: the attitude of a graphic designer is shown by his or her personal engagement with the phenomena of language, dialogue, and translation, and in the ability to engage in exchanges concerning these phenomena.

His or her praxis oscillates between the parameters of participation, collaboration, interpretation, ordering, profiling, evaluating, renewing, showing, seducing, and serving.

ingooffermanns.com/en