Christopher Murphy (designer)

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Christopher Murphy, is a British writer, designer and educator, who has worked as part of the digital arts collective Fehler, along with artists Christophe Behrens and Otaku Yakuza.[1][2][3][4]

Design work[edit]

Fehler's works in various analogue and digital media have been featured in the design anthologies Radical Album Cover Art: Sampler 3 (ISBN 978-1856693523); and CD Art: Innovation in CD Packaging Design (ISBN 978-2888930136).[citation needed] His work, on his own and as part of Fehler, has been exhibited in MUTEK in Montreal,[5] Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels;[6] Sintesi in Naples; Up Close in Malta ; and at Lovebytes in Sheffield.[7]

In addition to creating works as part of Fehler for Absolut Vodka[3] and the Royal Mail,[citation needed] Murphy has worked within the field of audio-related design since the 1990s. He was co-founder of Fällt, an independent publishing house specialising in experimental music, fine art, design and criticism,[4] for which Fehler was the design arm.[8] Murphy produced work for independent labels including Fällt, BiP-HOp,[9] 1,024 and Bremsstrahlung Recordings.[10] His work for Bremsstrahlung Recordings, a homage to the System 6 operating system of the Macintosh, was featured in the book The Cult of Mac.[citation needed]

Murphy is a senior lecturer in interaction design at the Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster,[11] the author and co-author of six books and a regular conference speaker, and has spoken in several countries on the topic of multidisciplinary approaches to design.[citation needed]

Adrian Shaughnessy, writing in Creative Review, described Fehler as, "...a William Morris for the digital age."[1] Shaughnessy also wrote in Eye that Fehler and Angela Lorenz defined in certain manifestations of their work a, "new aesthetic for digital design."[12]

Published work[edit]

As author:

As co-author:

  • HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions: A Web Standardistas' Approach, friends of ED, 2009. ISBN 978-1430216063
  • Glitch: Designing Imperfection, Mark Batty Publisher, 2009. ISBN 978-0979966668
  • The Craft of Words - Part One: Macrocopy, Five Simple Steps, 2013. ISBN 978-1907828126
  • The Craft of Words - Part Two: Microcopy, Five Simple Steps, 2013. ISBN 978-1907828218

As contributor:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Christopher Murphy Biography". Fällt. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Christophe Behrens Biography". Fällt. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Fehler - Biography". Fällt. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "SightSonic Artist & Event Information". York International Festival of Digital Arts. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Mutek 2002". Textura. June 2002. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Ive Stevenheydens - This Place is Dreaming : Rethinking and Transfiguring the Sites and Sounds of Brussels". Argos Centre for Art and Media. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Lovebytes presents the Template exhibition at the Workstation". Showroom Workstation. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Artistic Auteurs". Belfast Galleries. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  9. ^ "RECIPROCESS : + / vs". Pandemonium Records. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  10. ^ Leander Kahney (29 May 2002). "Web Revival for Old Mac Interface". Wired. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Christopher Murphy". Belfast School of Art. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Laptop aesthetics (text in full)". Eye (49). 2003.

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