About Chris Bigg

EDITION 1 author Chris Bigg has extensive experience in all areas of creative art directing including; design, photography, typography, mark making and calligraphy.

He has worked in all aspects of music packaging creating cover art, special editions, posters, press ads, merchandising, production and moving image, as well as book and exhibition design.

Chris has worked extensively with the British independent record label 4AD, where, as Senior Designer, working for many years as assistant to Vaughan Oliver he worked on producing iconic covers for bands such as The Breeders, Dead Can Dance, The Wolfgang Press, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Lush and Belly.

Since, 2004, Chris has run his own studio. Recent projects include; Graphic Designer for David Sylvian’s Samadhisound Record Label, including a 600-page publication Hypergraphia: writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014 (2015), Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men at the Museum of London (2013), Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russe at the V&A, London (2011), as well as work for David Lynch, Scott Walker, Sinead O’Connor, Stefano Guzzetti, Nico Muhly, Aldous Harding, Adrian Sherwood to name a few. His work has also featured in numerous publications, such as; 100 Best Album Covers (1999), Letterwork: Creative Letterforms in Graphic Design (1995), A Century of Graphic Design (2001), Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World’s Most Influential Designers (2009), Design Genius: Ways and Workings of Creative Thinkers (2017), Vaughan Oliver: Archives (2019).

Chris Bigg is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, in the School of Art at the University of Brighton. Chris has research interests in visualising music and sound. Experimentation and collaboration are essential to his working process, in which he sees sound and visuals as inseparable, with one informing the other.

About the book

This publication Analogue Process 1987 – 2019 is a collection of various analogue experiments and proposals for various design projects from a 32 year period. All of these visuals have been created using analogue processes, I have kept sketch books and process books on a yearly basis, it’s still a very important part of my working process, I only really engage with a computer at the final stage of a projects final development. In this publication there is a random aspect to the layout, the accidental aspect of various juxtapositions have created some interesting compositions that will go onto inform future work. Embracing the accident.

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