Designers are meant to be loved, not understood.

Fabien Barral

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt at school.

Albert Einstein

Every object tells a story.

Henry Ford

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher, or as his wife would have it, an idiot.

Douglas Adams

There are many sides to Clint Harvey: a designer, an educator, a curator and a dreamer.
He embraces each persona with the same enthusiasm and commitment.

After running his own agency, Clint now finds himself back in his old neighbourhood in the Valley at the helm of Design College Australia. This may not be an unusual path for an experienced designer to take but not many can also boast founding a museum.

At DCA he works tirelessly to share his passion, knowledge and skill with the emerging generation of designers, photographers and letterpress enthusiasts. Clint can be found lecturing in any the school’s disciplines from teaching a photography class studio lighting to explaining the challenges of packaging to graphics students and sharing keyboard short cuts in Adobe Illustrator.

Always a lover of typography, it was while visiting the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in the United States that Clint’s passion was taken to new heights with letterpress. He was inspired to arm himself with as much knowledge as he could about Australasian typographic and print history. He began filling a spare classroom of his college with presses, font collections, type drawers, rare books and type specimens. The Bacon Factory was born.

This dreamer is not stopping with one school and one museum. Motions are in place to establish a number of working letterpress studios across Australia and New Zealand. The future of letterpress in this corner of the world seems to be in safe hands.