Angus Hyland: “Record sleeves are the reason I ended up doing graphic design”

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As role of our Design Week at 30 series we speak to graphic designer Angus Hyland almost his role as a partner at consultancy Pentagram, and how the industry has changed over the background three decades.

Brighton-born Angus Hyland opened his career in design in the late 1970s, when he studied information delineation at the London College of Printing – now the London College of Communication – then later lifelike art and design at the Royal College of Art.

He has been a partner at Pentagram for almost 20 years, coincide with the consultancy in 1998 after running his own studio in London’s Soho for ten years.

Hyland has tilled with clients including Penguin Random House, Eurosport and Elder Gateshead, and for the past decade has been an external consultant and creative head for Cass Art and Laurence King Publishing.

We spoke to Hyland about how a attachment of vinyl helped start his career in design, and how the industry has evolved since he set up his own studio in the 1980s. The cover shows the designer at Pentagram’s UK office in Notting Hill, West London.

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