Graham Rawle

Graham Rawle

arts research University of Brighton

Scholarly biography and interests

Graham Rawle lectures in Illustration. He is a writer and collage artist whose visual work incorporates illustration, design, photography and installation. His weekly 'Lost Consonants' first appeared in the weekend Guardian in 1990 and ran for 15 years. He has produced other regular series for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and The Times.

Among his published books are The Card, The Wonder Book of Fun, Lying Doggo, and Diary of an Amateur Photographer. His collaged novel Woman's World, created entirely from fragments of found text clipped from vintage women’s magazines won wide critical acclaim, described by The Times as ‘a work of genius…the most wildly original novel produced in this country in the past decade.’ His reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz won the Best Illustrated Trade Book Award as well as 2009 Book of the Year at the British Book Design Awards. The Card, was shortlisted for the 2013 Writers' Guild Award for fiction.

Rawle's work is exhibited internationally and he regularly gives lectures about his work at both academic and public events. He teaches on the MA Sequential Design/Illustration and MA Arts and Design by Independent Project courses at Brighton. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate for Services to Design from Norwich University of the Arts where he has recently been appointed as Visiting Professor in Illustration.

Research activity 


Number of items: 20.

Rawle, Graham (2014) Textures: an exhibition of text, texture and structures in artists' books [Exhibition]

Rawle, Graham (2013) Photographic ‘artistry’ in 1950s men’s magazines. In: Reconsidering amateur photography, University of Brighton Symposium, 21 September 2012.

Rawle, Graham (2012) The Card Atlantic Books, London, UK. ISBN 978085789124 2

Rawle, Graham (2012) Peepshow Collective In: Peepshow Collective. Index Books, p. 4. ISBN 9788415308126

Rawle, Graham (2011) Inspirations YCN website.

Lupton, E., Blauvelt, A., Leslie, J., Albinson, I., Vit, A. and Rawle, Graham (2011) Graphic Design: Now in Production [Exhibition]

Rawle, Graham (2011) Message 43 symposium 2011 In: Message 43 symposium 2011, 5 April 2011, University of Plymouth, UK.

Rawle, Graham (2010) Uncanny: surrealism and graphic design [Exhibition]

Rawle, Graham (2009) The Wizard of Oz according to Graham Rawle [Exhibition]

Rawle, Graham (2009) Bright Ideas The Times Newspapers Limited, London, UK.

Rawle, Graham (2009) A Postcard Home - a collage workshop In: A Postcard Home - Friday Late, Home Sweet Home, 27 February 2009, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.

Graham, Rawle (2008) The international Wizard of Oz convention 2010 – Oz: The Books In: International Wizard of Oz Club Convention - The Books, 14-16 May 2010, Arne Nixon Center, Fresno, California, USA.

Rawle, Graham and Baum, L. Frank (2008) The Wizard of Oz Atlantic, London. ISBN 9781843546597

Rawle, Graham (2008) 40,000 not-very-easy pieces - dissecting a page from Woman's World New York Magazine, 41 (11). pp. 63-64. ISSN 0028-7369

Rawle, Graham (2007) Reason under a ruined hat In: A humument: a treated victorian novel. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 13-16.

Rawle, Graham (2005) Woman's World Atlantic Books. ISBN 1-84354-368-0

Rawle, Graham (2000) EXPO 2000 - Hi-Life, (Basic Needs) [Exhibition]

Rawle, Graham (1990) Lost consonants Guardian News and Media Limited, The Guardian Weekend.

Rawle, Graham Art Workers Guild lecture In: Writing with Scissors, 26 April 2012, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Rawle, Graham Oz in Shinsegae [Exhibition]

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