About

work-form is a London-based graphic design studio run by Charlie Abbott, Jake Hopwood & Alex Hough. Established in 2013, we design books, websites and identities for artists, musicians, cultural organisations and small companies.

We lead the 1st Year of the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts, as well as running projects and workshops across a range of universities and courses. A selection of our teaching projects are featured in the publication Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in Design Education published by Spector Books in Autumn 2016.

Original Risographies, published in 2014, is now a part of the Watson Library Special Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Alex Hough is a current committee member of the Typographic Circle.




Teaching

 
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Camberwell College of Arts
2011 –

Foundation Diploma in Art &
Design
CCW
2011 –

FDA Graphic Design
Camberwell College of Arts
2014 –

MA Communication Design
Kingston University
2013 – 2014

Foundation Diploma in Art &
Design
City & Guilds of London Art School
2014 –




Selected Clients

37 Adventures Music
AIR / Central Saint Martins
Art in Romney Marsh
Assembly Point Gallery
British Council
Camberwell Press
Cape Farewell
City & Guilds of London Art School
Flat Time House
Goldsmiths, University of London
Kingsgate Workshops
Lewisham Art House
Ligatus / CCW Graduate School
LUX
Neo: Bolton
New Shoes Theatre
Sir John Soane Museum
Stour Valley Arts
Studio Operative
Tullie House Musuem and Art Gallery Trust

Books, Talks, Projects & Exhibitions

Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in Design Education
Publication
Spector Books
Editors: Nina Palm & Emilia Bergmark
Autumn 2016

Sheerness Sans
Workshop
with Whitstable Biennale
November 2016

Graphic Design Saturday Schools
Short Course
Camberwell College of Arts
Autumn 2016

Hangout vs. Layout
Design & Interaction Debates
Talk
Central St Martins
October 2016

work-form bar (II)
Art Licks Weekend
October 2016

Art History, Criticism & Communication
Short Course, with Wouter van der Hallen, David Price, Jeremy Atherton Lin & Esther Collins
Central St Martins
August 2016

Contemporary Typographic Design
Short Course
Chelsea College of Arts
August 2016

Conversas
Talk
Camberwell College of Arts
June 2016

Where is the Work?
Re-make/Re-model
Talk & Workshop
Norwich University of the Arts
October 2015

Studio Solutions
Project
City & Guilds of London Art School
October 2015

work-form bar
Assembly Point Open Studios
October 2015

Graphic Design Summer School
Project
Camberwell College of Arts
July 2015

Typographic Summer School
Chelsea College of Arts
July 2015

Theories & Practices of Distribution
Talk & Workshop
Central St Martins
July 2015

Crowd Talks Volume 1
Panel Discussion
at Studio 350 Brighton Degree Show
Rose Lipman Building
July 2015

Typography Saturday Schools
Workshops
Camberwell College of Arts
April 2015

Some Extracts from 2(ish) Years of Practice(ing)
Article
In ‘Crowd Talks Volume 1’
Published by Belly Kids
April 2015

Cheese Talking
Talk
Camberwell College of Arts
March 2015

Comic Sans for Cancer
Poster Exhibition Charity Event
London
August 2014
(Poster selected as curators choice)

Typography Saturday Schools
Workshops
Camberwell College of Arts
March 2014

Crowd Talks – Creating Spaces
Part of Into the Fold
Panel Discussion
Camberwell Space
3rd March 2014

Graphic Design Tasting Notes
Talk
Royal College of Art
27th November 2013

Graphic Design Summer School
Project
Camberwell College of Arts
July 2013

A Presentation of Failure –
Defining a Practice
Talk
Kingston University
March 2013

Bookworks
Project
with Peter Nencini
Camberwell College of Arts
February – April 2013

Typography Saturday Schools
Workshops
Camberwell College of Arts
February 2013

Designing Books
Talk
Camberwell College of Arts
November 2012

Whatever Next:
a discourse on typography
Exhibition
Kemistry Gallery,London
October 2012

Theories & Practices
of 
Distribution
Talk & Workshop
Central Saint Martins
July 2012

Graphic Design Summer School
Project
Camberwell College of Arts
July 2012

Typography Saturday Schools
Workshops
Camberwell College of Arts
February 2012

Into the Fold
Exhibition & Publication
Camberwell Space
February 2012

Questioning Print
Exhibition & Curation
Kemistry Gallery, London
June 2011