Matthew X. Kaufman BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Matthew X. Kaufman

I’m a mature student on the Graphic Design BA (Hons) course. I began working on the fringes of Graphic Design circa 2008. Over the years I have contributed to design projects for the BBC, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, the British Heart Foundation and plenty more.

After a decade of freelancing and learning-on-the-job, at 34 I decided to formalise my practice and train as a fully-fledged Graphic Designer.

During my time at the Manchester School of Art I have developed a great love for Risography, a beautiful Japanese printing technique halfway between silkscreen printing and photocopying.

For this project I designed a new series of Georges Perec editions for Vintage Classics. I Risographed my designs in vibrant neon inks and even created Kindle-compatible versions.

My final design ideas stemmed from the contents of the books - ‘A Void’ is written entirely without the letter ‘e’, which features at the very centre of my vortex design. ‘Life: A User’s Manual’ features jigsaws as a recurring theme. ‘An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris’ concerns itself with impressions of people walking past a cafe window.

After graduating I intend to study for my MA.