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Examples of artworks and designs produced by Robert Hillier are showcased below. All of the typefaces used are available as a free download from this website. The Sylexiad fonts, in particular, form an intrinsic element within his art and design practice.

All images designed by Robert Hillier.

 

Sylexiad Sans

Ten cities

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A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Amsterdam’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Birmingham’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Bread’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Chicago’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘London’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Los Angeles’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Reykjavik’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Trondheim’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Osaka’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
A colourful, square and rectangle grided background design, with the words ‘Oslo’ in large italic capital letters split vertically
 

Posters

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A poster design, shows the portrait page, split down the middle, yellow background on the left and white on the right. The text ‘Typologies’ in large dark grey text at the top
Dark blue large heading at the top that says ‘Erasmus’, then main smaller body text below
Poster design, various horizontal green coloured background strips, with the text ‘Rob Hillier: List landscapes’ in the middle, in large dark grey text
 

Ballot

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Artwork with various red, black and white vertical strips, then various grey abstract letterform designs
 

Birds and bees

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Artwork with various red, white and dark grey vertical strips, then various grey italic abstract letterform designs
Artwork with various blue and yellow vertical strips, then grey italic abstract letterform designs
Artwork with various purple, green and dark grey vertical strips, then grey italic abstract letterform designs
Artwork with various light grey italic abstract letterform designs, on a dark grey background
Artwork with various light grey italic abstract letterform designs, on a dark grey background with yellow vertical rectangle strips
 

Postcodes and telephone numbers

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Large light and dark grey capital ‘SM2 HDH’ letters, on a white background
Large light and dark grey capital ‘SW11 4QZ’ letters, on a red background
Large dark brown, light grey and dark grey capital letters, with intersecting light blue and dark green rectangles
 

Football bets

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Square poster design, shows a diagonal rectangular design using dark brown, white and light blue. Shows various bits of football information in light grey text
Square poster design, shows a diagonal rectangular design using dark brown, white and light blue. Shows various bits of football information in light grey text
 

Territory

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Rectangle poster design, shows the word ‘Territory’ in stretched light grey capital letters on a light green and pink background
 

List landscapes

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A page from an art publication, showing lists of landscape photographs, in black text
A page from an art publication, shows large greyscale photographs of grasses in the countryside in a grided design and page layout
A page from an art publication, shows large colour photographs of grasses in the countryside in a grided design and page layout
A page from an art publication, shows large greyscale photographs of grasses and trees in the countryside in a grided design and page layout
A page from an art publication, showing lists of landscape photographs, in black text
A page from an art publication, showing lists of landscape photographs, in black text
A page from an art publication, showing lists of landscape photographs, in black text
A page from an art publication, showing lists of landscape photographs, in black text
 

The Sex Pistols – machine bubble disco poster

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Poster has a black background, then red text at the top will details about an event at Chelsea School of Art. Then at the bottom the text ‘The Sex Pistols’ on 1 line, then a large thick rule, then the text ‘Machine Bubble Disco’ on the line below
 

States

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Blue square poster design, with a circle of straight text, with the state names of America in a circle coming out of it
 

To-ing statement

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An A4 page showing the statement, has the text in a light grey typeface. Typical document layout
 

Dine

Preliminary letter ‘Q’ design drawing

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A scan of fine blue grid paper, with the letter ‘Q’ draw in black ink in the middle
 

Circs

Type. Aesthetic and function posters

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A black inkblot splash/symbol. Then a left and right arrow at the bottom, showing interactive slides
A black inkblot splash/symbol. Then a left and right arrow at the bottom, showing interactive slides
Black inkblot splashs/symbols in a 4 by 4 grid. Then a left and right arrow at the bottom, showing interactive slides
Black inkblot splashs/symbols in a 5 by 6 grid
 

Circumstantial evidence art prints

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A circle with a wood background on a white square page, shows the text ‘CIRCS’ in the middle made out of inkblot splashes
A light grey circle on a white square page, shows the text ‘TECHNO ORGANIC’ in the middle made out of inkblot splashes, in yellow and dark red
A circle photograph showing the pavement, on a white square page. Shows the text ‘INTRAVENOUS’ in the middle made out of inkblot splashes, in white
 

Cowbird poster

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Landscape rectangle poster design, has a large light and dark blue rectangle at the top and bottom. Then the words ‘COW BIRD’ in large brown text. Norwich University of the Arts logo in the top right with exhibition information and dates below
 

Christmas card

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White landscape rectangle greeting card, shows people’s names on the 1st line, then the words ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ on the 2nd line, then ‘Best Wishes’ on the next line, then ‘Rob’ on the line below all in black text
 

Artist books

A series of limited edition self-authored artist books have been produced using the Sylexiad typefaces. The Tate Special Collections, Tate Britain, London holds a copy of To-ing whilst the Artist’s Book Collection, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield has copies of Any Other Business, Cast Off and To-ing.

 

Imago Images

2016

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Photograph of the book standing up from front on, shows a white cover and gold foiled text on the cover saying ‘Imago Images’. Then it has 2 more copies of the book in front flat
Photograph of the book open, with a hand holding at the bottom. Shows a double page spread with black body text on white paper
 

Any Other Business

2015

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Photograph of the case bound front cover with dark brown cloth, then in front, the book open showing scientific cell illustrations on each page
Single page of the book showing a main introduction heading and then body text below
A landscape rectangle on another single page, showing a cell illustration and a light brown background
 

Cast Back

2014

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Photograph showing the book open, with another copy of the book standing up behind the open book. Shows the word ‘Sonnet I’ on the left page, then a poem on the right page all in black text
Photograph showing the book open, with another copy of the book standing up behind the open book. Shows a colour photograph of a grass landscape and pond scene on the left, with another near identical photo on the right page
 

To-ing

2013

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Photograph showing the book flat on the table, with another copy of the book standing up behind the open book. Shows a white cover, with the words ‘To-ing’ in large white embossed text on the front cover, very subtly done
Double page spread from the book, shows the word ‘To-ing’ in large grey text on the left, then body text paragraphs on the right page
Double page spread from the book, shows the letters ‘B’ and ‘L’ in a red square on the left, then the letters ‘O’ and ‘T’ below in dark grey squares. On the right page, 4 by 4 grid of photographs of trees. The top 2 are red duotone, and the 2 below are greyscale
Double page spread from the book, shows the letters ‘S’ and ‘A’ in dark grey squares on the left, then the letters ‘V’ and ‘E’ below in dark blue squares. On the right page, 4 by 4 grid of photographs of trees. The top 2 are greyscale, and the 2 below are blue duotone
2 photo, the left 1 is the front cover, from front on. Then the right photo is the book open, showing a double page spread. Both are on a black background