Artistic Futures Revisited: Anthony Burrill
For almost 30 years, Creative Review ran a program called Creative Futures, which celebrated the best and brightest new talent in the industry. Here graphic designer Anthony Burrill talks to us about the development of his career since 1996
Anthony Burrill is best known for his optimistic letterpress posters, but it was his digital work that caught CR's attention. The graphic designer joined our Creative Futures program in 1996 after working on a playfully illustrated website for Tesco.
In a conversation with CR at the time, Burrill said he wanted to show the digital media a more human side: “Many people imagine that TV graphics and computer content have to be sharp. It's nice to play around with expectations. "
The Tesco website was his first job in internet design. He completed the MA course in graphic design at the Royal College of Art in 1991 and worked over the next few years on personal projects as well as advertising and illustration contracts – including a Weetabix ad and a number of ideas for MTV.
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