Robert Hurst was born and educated in Sheffield. He has worked as a graphic designer since 1987, at various organisations throughout the UK in a range of industries, within visual communications and marketing. He was key lead in the current identity for the University of Sheffield, launched during its centenary year in 2005, researching and establishing an innovative, distinct and fully integrated visual system, including logo and bespoke fonts (connected to the famous Stephenson Blake Co, local type founders).
In 2013, Hurst was a collaborator on ‘Write To Roam’, a living sculpture project at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. During the yearly health check on the resident sheep, the entire flock was sprayed with words derived from the rich history of the Estate (using standard, animal-safe dye). A unique stencil font presented light-hearted, chance grouping of words on the ancient grazing land of YSP.
He is a returning student at Sheffield Hallam University, on the MA Design course.
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