Lewis Blackwell

Lewis is Director of Lürzer’s Archive

And will be talking about The Future of Magazine Design

About Lewis’ talk: The Future of Magazine Design

As the Director behind the redesign and revival of the deliberately obscure title Lürzer’s Archive – a must-have for leading creatives in and around the global advertising world – Lewis Blackwell has to have a sharp eye for what people with sharp visual antennae are seeking.

He rarely looks back and won’t spend much time on that here: new ideas in design, and how that works in cross-media integration, are crucial to his plans to build on the magazine’s potential over the coming three years. He will outline thoughts on this and invites you to share yours as part of a working session.

About Lewis

Lewis Blackwell is a writer and creative director who has developed, promoted or produced ground-breaking and award-winning work around the world. He is he Director of Lürzer’s Archive, formerly a US-German title, and a magazine now sought-after globally by creatives in the advertising and design industry, who study it and aim to be in it. He is the CEO of the parent company of Lurzer’s Archive, Creative Standards International, which also owns the Cresta Awards, a creative  competition with entrants from more than 70 countries.

As an author, his output ranges from the bestselling The Life & Love of Trees, and many other books on environmental subjects, to noted works on graphic design that include Twentieth-Century Type and The End of Print (created with and about David Carson). His connections with photography and film include being for almost a decade the worldwide creative head of Getty Images. He was Chair at the Natural History Museum of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and currently chairs the board of Stills Centre of Photography in Edinburgh. His magazine experience also includes 12 years as Editor-in-Chief of Creative Review.

Connect with Lewis

LinkedIn: Lewis Blackwell

Instagram: @Luerzersarchive

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