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Questioning the Edges of Design

'Influences' feat. Fehler [Early Proof, Detail]

Above: 'Influences' feat. Fehler [Early Proof, Detail]

Context

Hello. I’m Christopher Murphy, a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. I’ve been working as a designer for over two decades. My practice has spanned a variety of media and has adopted many different strategies.

For over a decade (1996–2008) I ran an experimental publishing house, Fällt Publishing, which explored both analogue and digital distribution. For half a decade (2008-2013) I was one half of tweed-clad duo The Standardistas, helping to improve web design education, and speaking internationally. More recently, my focus has shifted to the wider field of multidisciplinary design, which I nurture through my role as an educator, teaching at The Belfast School of Art.

My work has featured in Eye Magazine, Creative Review and numerous books on design. You can find out a little more about me at my biography.

Break

I’m about to launch a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund a new design conference, which I’ll be holding in Belfast in November. The conference, called Break, is intended to question what I call ‘the edges of design’, it’s designed to challenge attendees to widen their frame of reference.

I’ve just launched a teaser site for it and I’m in the process of gathering feedback on my Kickstarter campaign. If you’d like a wee sneak preview, drop me a line.