Author(s): Jonty Valentine
In this latest book in the Objectspace Master of Craft series the process of design is examined, from the development of an idea through drawing to its realisation in the finished object--or what Mark himself termed 'working in the third person'. Mark Cleverley: Designer will give the reader a sense of the development of New Zealand design and the issues that designers grapple with when tasked with transforming an idea through into a multiplied and distributed final product. Mark Cleverley has had a distinguished and varied design career, spanning architecture, graphic design, ceramics, packaging and postage stamps. You may not know his name, but you will know his work - especially through classic and collectible Crown Lynn designs, and the many NZ stamps he designed. This beautifully produced book explores the business of NZ design from the 1960s to the 1990s.
JONTY VALENTINE is an Auckland based graphic designer, university lecturer and sometimes curator and writer. He runs a design studio--Index--which specialises in publication design and design for arts organizations, and is co-editor of the graphic design journal The National Grid. Jonty received a BFA from University of Canterbury and an MFA from Yale University, both in graphic design. SHERRY BLANKENSHIP is a writer and Associate Professor at Ohio University, teaching graphic design in both the BFA and MFA graphic design programs. Now serving on the editorial advisory panel of Iridescent, the Icograda Journal of Design Research, Sherry is also peer reviewer/editor for anti-po-des, a New Zealand journal of design research. She has taught graphic design in the USA, New Zealand, Lebanon, Qatar, India and Zimbabwe.