Emily King is a London-based design historian who concentrates on writing and curating. Her books include Robert Brownjohn: Sex and Typography (2005) and C/ID: Visual Identity and Branding for the Arts (2006), and in 2003 she edited the Peter Saville monograph Designed by Peter Saville. She has curated a number of exhibitions, among them a career retrospective of the British graphic designer Alan Fletcher for London Design Museum, the interdisciplinary exhibition “Wouldn’t it be nice: wishful thinking in art and design” for the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva and “Quick, Quick, Slow” an exhibition about the relationship between graphic design and time for EXD’09 in Lisbon.
She is currently writing a book about the Parisian design team M/M. Emily King contributes to an eclectic selection of international magazines including Frieze, The Gentlewoman and Apartamento.
Useless (the book)