Alex Joseph Todd

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Research interests

Alex’s research is broadly concerned with graphic design’s potential as a process of political and cultural opposition, with a specific focus on the post-1960s Netherlands. His PhD research centres on the politics of identity in 1980s Amsterdam, as seen through the posters of graphic design collective Wild Plakken.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Critical Writing in Art & Design, Royal College of Art

1 Oct 201630 Jun 2018

Award Date: 30 Jun 2018

Bachelor, Visual Communication: Graphic Design

1 Oct 201330 Jun 2016

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

External positions

Student Ambassador, Design History Society

1 Sept 2019 → …

Sessional Lecturer in Contextual Studies

1 Oct 2018 → …

Sessional Lecturer in Contextual Studies, University for the Creative Arts Epsom


Sessional Lecturer in Visual Culture, University of Portsmouth



  • DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • NE Print media
  • Poster design
  • DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
  • TR Photography


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