The Typographic Hub

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TYPE TALKS: Phil Cleaver

30th April 2014

Dogs, fires, and famous women: what they didn't teach you in design school

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Phil Cleaver, is Principal at et al design consultants and author of What they didn't teach you in design school.

Phil Sees things differently. That has singled him out since graduating from the Central School of Art & Design. His talent ensured that early days at Pentagram and Wolff Olins dropped him straight into the deep end working for clients 3i, Bestobell, Yellow Pages, and Mitchell Cotts. Allied International designers recruited Phil as creative Director where he designed and implemented corporate and brandidentities for global clients, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Bank Duta of Indonesia, Ionian bank of Greece, Alstrom Corporation and TSB Bank. Phil then established his own company, Cleaver Landor. Its renown and success led to such rapid growth that Phil found himself increasingly paper pushing and decreasingly pencil pushing, so….he set up et al, a tight knit consortium of design professionals whose aim was to provide highly creative, but equally focused, intelligent design solutions. And that’s what he’s achieved, a harmonious balance between the bigger corporate clients like Royal Mail, Visa (worldwide) and the more individual needs of enterprises like The Type Museum, Ingleby Gallery, Hidden Art and Phaidon. Phil is a fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, a founding trustee of The Monotype Museum, a board member of the International Type Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He lectures on corporate and brand identity and typography.

I hate drawing curves; I'm crap at them: an death-defying interview with Phil Cleaver.