Harry Pearce, UK

AGI member since 2005

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Harry Pearce is a graphic designer, artist, and photographer.

He studied at Cheltenham and Canterbury Colleges of Art. Before joining Pentagram as a partner in 2006, he co-founded and co-ran Lippa Pearce Design for 16 years.

Pearce has worked around the world devising identities, installations, posters, packaging, books and talks for clients as diverse as the Royal Academy of Arts, Berry Bros & Rudd, Phaidon Press, Pink Floyd Records, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lloyd’s of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, PEN International, Science Museum, Liberty, Thames & Hudson and the UN. For Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Anthony Gormley, he created identities for their major retrospectives at the RA.

His work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Toronto and Naples.

Since 1993 he has been an active member of the advisory board for WITNESS, a human rights charity founded by Peter Gabriel. He has spoken at design conferences across the globe including Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, India, Holland and Costa Rica.

Pearce is the author of two books, Typographic Conundrums (published in 2009) and Eating with the Eyes (published in 2015).

Design work by Harry Pearce


    Harry Pearce, UK (2005)

    Harry Pearce is a graphic designer, artist, and photographer. He studied at Cheltenham and Canterbury Colleges of Art. Before joining Pentagram as a partner in 2006, he co-founded and co-ran Lippa...

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    Harry Pearce, UK (2005)

      Harry Pearce is a graphic designer, artist, and photographer.

      He studied at Cheltenham and Canterbury Colleges of Art. Before joining Pentagram as a partner in 2006, he co-founded and co-ran Lippa Pearce Design for 16 years.

      Pearce has worked around the world devising identities, installations, posters, packaging, books and talks for clients as diverse as the Royal Academy of Arts, Berry Bros & Rudd, Phaidon Press, Pink Floyd Records, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lloyd’s of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, PEN International, Science Museum, Liberty, Thames & Hudson and the UN. For Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Anthony Gormley, he created identities for their major retrospectives at the RA.

      His work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Toronto and Naples.

      Since 1993 he has been an active member of the advisory board for WITNESS, a human rights charity founded by Peter Gabriel. He has spoken at design conferences across the globe including Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, India, Holland and Costa Rica.

      Pearce is the author of two books, Typographic Conundrums (published in 2009) and Eating with the Eyes (published in 2015).

      Publications

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      Typographic Conundrums

      (2009)

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      Eating With The Eyes

      (2015)

      Unit editions

      Eating With The Eyes [Unit 23] is a visual mediation and a photographic recording of accidental events spanning over a decade and collected from Harry Pearce’s journeys around the world. Harry Pearce is a Pentagram partner, eternal optimist, human rights activist, dream diary keeper, graphic designer, accidentalist and photographer.

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      • Lippa Pearce

        1990 – 2006