Vaughan Oliver (born 1957) is a graphic designer based in Wandsworth, South West London. Oliver is most noted for his work with graphic design studio v23 (once named 23 Envelope), which maintained a close relationship with seminal record label 4AD between 1982 and 1998, designing posters and record sleeves for the labels' artists.
For more than 25 years Vaughan Oliver has been creating seductive graphic works combining word and image for some of the world’s most influential contemporary musicians, developing distinctive visual vocabularies to accompany the careers for artists as diverse as Pixies and Cocteau Twins as well as more recent work for the likes of Scott Walker and TV on the Radio. His designs form part of the Victoria & Albert Museum collection and have been exhibited in Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Athens.
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Kingston University, Knights Park
Kingston upon Thames
The Sound Seminar posters were produced between June 2005 and February 2006 to advertise the fortnightly gatherings held by Jon Wozencroft at the RCA during term time which explored sound. The theme of the posters was rhythm, they convey the feeling of sound through their minimal use of shapes. A typeface was selected for each poster to complement the feel of that particular design.