Tom Phillips - Contributors

Contributors

  • Lucy Shortis
  • Editor, administrator
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  • Lucy is editor of this site and a manager and co-ordinator... 

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    Lucy is editor of this site and a manager and co-ordinator of Tom Phillips's practice. She began working for him in 1989 and has helped him over the past 23 years to bring many of his projects to fruition. She has an in-depth knowledge of his work and has curated and hung a number of Tom's exhibitions. She has worked closely with Martin McClellan and John Pull on the development of the previous Tom Phillips websites and since 2010 with Steve Xerri on this version. 'Compiling and editing all the materials for this site,' says Lucy, 'has been like putting together a whopping great double sided jigsaw. Makes me realise that there's nothing I enjoy more than a large unwieldy project.'

  • Steve Xerri
  • Website designer
  • Steve Xerri
  • Steve is behind the design of the latest version of this site

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    Steve first met Tom in 1988 when, having recently fallen under the spell of A Humument, he interviewed him for Fiction Magazine. Subsequently they kept in touch and Steve reviewed Tom's cluster of London exhibitions in 1992 for the TLS.

    In 2010 Steve was approached about a redesign of the Tom Phillips website. His background in writing and in the visual (having previously worked as a photographic retoucher and as an illustrator for such clients as The Guardian and RSC, and currently as a consultant in web publishing) provides him with a good fit for the wide-ranging demands of materials as richly various as Tom's work.

  • Jez Cutter
  • Web developer
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  • Jez is a web developer and designer

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    Jez is a web developer and designer. Since gaining a degree in Internet Technology from Anglia Polytechnic University, Jez Cutter has worked as a front-end developer of interfaces for a global online academic publisher, as well as creating a range of freelance projects. He has worked closely with Steve Xerri on implementing the design of this site, where his broad knowledge of web technologies and sensitivity to the needs of site visitors have been vitally useful.

  • Alice Wood
  • Studio and publications
  • Alice Wood

  • Alice is an artist, illustrator & book designer.

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    Alice is an artist, illustrator & book designer. She trained at Camberwell School of Art on the BA Illustration, and then at Cambridge School of Art on the MA Children's Book Illustration.

    She has made several large quilts for Tom Phillips and is currently designing a new series of his postcard books published by the Bodleian Library. She also designed African Goldweights and worked with him on the Postcard Century. She has written and illustrated two children's picture books published by Little Tiger Press, and continues to work as a freelance illustrator.

    Further information can be found at http://www.alicewood.co.uk

  • Frances Gizauskas
  • Web assistant
  • Frances Gizauskas
  • Frances has worked as a studio intern for Tom

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    Frances Gizauskas, a current student of English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds, worked as a studio intern for Tom Phillips during the summer of 2011. Her help in assembling and uploading materials to the site has been invaluable.

  • David Jennings
  • Biographer
  • David Jennings

  • David is a psychologist and learning technologist

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    David Jennings is an independent consultant who helps people learn and discover online. He is accredited as an occupational psychologist and learning technologist, and is author of 'Net, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll: How Digital Discovery Works and What it Means for Consumers, Creators and Culture'.

  • John Coulthart
  • Guest writer
  • John Coulthart

  • John Coulthart is a graphic designer and illustrator...

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    John Coulthart is a graphic designer and illustrator who writes each day about cultural matters on his {feuilleton} blog.

    The feature on Tom Phillips's album cover designs first appeared at {feuilleton} on 14th December 2011 and is reproduced here with John's kind permission.

  • Andy Gizauskas
  • Studio assistant
  • Andy Gizauskas
  • Andy is Tom's longstanding studio assistant and technician

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    For some thirty years Andrew Gizauskas has worked for Tom Phillips as a studio assistant and technician. As well as taking many of the photographs used on this site he has installed exhibitions, devised structures to display sculpture, site specific works and installation pieces. He is a skilled artisan, a bespoke framer and also a luthier.

  • John Nick Pull
  • Founding editor
  • John Nick Pull
  • John is a digital librarian, an art director, and a curator.

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    John Nick Pull envisioned and implemented the first fully comprehensive website of Tom Phillips's works and texts. He met Tom Phillips in 1993 when John curated the Harvard exhibition accompanying Tom's visiting professorship at the University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. At Tom's invitation he worked first as a page editor and designer during the residency, then as a visiting archivist at the London studio, and in 1997 John launched tomphillips.co.uk.  Initially in a magazine format, the site soon expanded into a richly detailed online resource comprising images, interviews, multimedia, and interactive presentations. John also took over the original Humument site adding all the Tetrad Press pages, and created 57talfourd.com the first version of the Tom Phillips shop. 

  • Martin McClellan
  • Web pioneer
  • Martin McClellan

  • Martin works as a web designer and writer

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    Martin works as a web designer and writer. After discovering Tom Phillips's work following his exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art in 1993, Martin McClellan wrote a letter to Phillips asking after the availability of Humument and Dante's Inferno prints. A purchase or two, and many correspondences with Phillips's studio later, McClellan proposed creating a website to showcase Phillips's work. That proposal, refined and given shape by Phillips and Lucy Shortis, became A Humument Homepage, launched in 1995, one of the first artist websites on the internet.

    McClellan works as a web designer for Msnbc.com. He's a writer, recently penning a short series for McSweeneys.net on typography. He lives in Seattle with wife Christine Larsen, an illustrator, and son Lionel. He can be found at http://martinmcclellan.com.