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Wednesday 01 May 2013

Think The Rolling Stones & Paul McCartney! Legendary Graphic Designer Visits City College Brighton

With a clientele including the likes of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Bob Geldof, Guns'N' Roses, and Metallica, Andie Airfix is a legendary graphic designer in the rock world with such iconic designs as the 'Live 8' logo.

It was therefore inspirational for Graphic Design and Illustration students at City College Brighton and Hove to recently be paid a visit by Andie and gain some valuable insights into his craft and career.
Andie said: "I was hoping to get across to the students that they don"t have to do everything on computers and from all the questions they were asking me, they seemed really engaged with some of the techniques I talked about and felt inspired to be inventive and experimental."

As part of Brighton Fringe Festival, a retrospective of Andie's rich body of work entitled "Airfix Lounge – Graphic Design as Extreme Sport" is being displayed in a free exhibition at SPACE@CREATE, New England House from May 6th-25th.  

The exhibition will include stunning designs, unpublished work, original art, roughs and typography.


It will evolve and expand over the three weeks as the exhibition delves deeper and deeper into the Airfix Archives and very rare work will be displayed for the first time. 

Graphic Design tutor Mary Ledgard said: "The students were really buzzing after Andie"s talk and were so impressed by everything he had to say about his life as a graphic designer. 

"I think he"s given them a lot of food for thought about how to take their own work forward."

Even more tantalisingly for rock aficionados, during the exhibition's three week duration, Andie will also be giving a series of candid talks with highly entertaining, often hilarious (and possibly libelous!) tales of working with music"s megastars. 

Tickets for the talks are now available via the Fringe Box Office.

For more information on Graphic Design courses at City College, call 01273 667759, email or see 

by: Mike Cobley


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