Alice Twemlow

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Dr. Alice Twemlow is a writer, critic and educator whose work focuses on graphic design.

Twemlow earned a Ph.D from the History of Design program run as a joint venture by the Royal College of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She has been a guest critic at the Yale University School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).[1] In 2006 the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York named Twemlow the chair and co-founder of its Master of Fine Arts in Design Criticism (D-Crit).[2] According to her SVA biography: “Alice Twemlow writes for Eye, Design Issues, I.D., Print, New York magazine and The Architect’s Newspaper.” [3] Twemlow is also a contributor to the online publication: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design.[4] In 2012 Core77 selected Twemlow as a jury captain for the “Design Writing and Commentary” category of the Core77 Design Awards.[5] Twemlow is currently head of the MA in Design Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven, Lector Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KABK) in The Hague,[6] and Senior University Lecturer (guest) at Leiden University.[7][8]


Magazine articles

  • The Raw Materials of Fiction, Baseline 25, edited by Mike Daines & Hans Dieter Reichert, Bradbourne Publishing, 1998.
  • Forensic Types, Eye, No. 54, Vol. 14 edited by John L. Walters, Haymarket, London, Winter 2004. [5]
  • The Decriminalization of Ornament, Eye, No. 58, Vol. 15 edited by John L. Walters, Haymarket, London, Winter 2005. [6]
  • Well Hung, Grafik Magazine, No. 126, February 2005. — An article on artist Ryan McGinness.
  • No Muscles, No Tattoos, Eye, No. 61, Vol. 16 edited by John L. Walters, Haymarket, London, Autumn 2006. [7]

External links

  • Bio from the University of Minnesota's Design Institute
  • SVA News: SVA announces Master of Fine Arts in Design Criticism
  • The Dark Prince, an online article on Peter Saville by Alice Twemlow.
  • Article
  • Design Observer Author Profile
  • Interview on Scratching the Surface (December 27, 2017)


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  5. ^ "Core77 Design Awards 2012: Meet the Jury, Alice Twemlow - Design Writing and Commentary - Core77". Core77. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Alice Twemlow appointed Lector Design | KABK". KABK. KABK. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
  7. ^ "Alice Twemlow, Head Master Design Curating & Writing". Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
  8. ^ "Alice Twemlow". Leiden University. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
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