Robert is the Letterpress Technician. He works closely with Visual Communication, but also supporting students across the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
In his work as a writer, designer and printer, Robert Hetherington is interested questions surrounding the materiality of text and the stages of its production – the lifespan of information as it shifts and morphs through multiple forms, moving between authors and readers.
Since completing his MA at the Royal College of Art in 2015, he has regularly lectured within the RCA’s School of Communication and on the Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Art. He is currently researching the technologies of industrial lead type production, training to operate Monotype casting equipment at the Type Archive, London.
- Physicality and Facsimile: Trace Connections and Early Digital Communications at the Royal Mail, in ‘Distributed’ – Open Editions – London/Melbourne – April 2018
- You Are What You Eat – Icon Magazine (Issue 147: Sins) – August 2015
- The Art of Communication – designobserver.com – July 2015
- Performance and the Construction of Identity – designobserver.com – April 2015
- Beyond Words – designobserver.com – January 2015
- The Reconfiguration of a Discipline: Part 1 and Part 2 – Graphics RCA: 50 Years and Beyond (later in two parts on designobserver.com) – December 2014