Stephen Raw

Stephen Raw is an artist and designer. He has been based in Mancheester since he returned to Britain from teaching at the National Arts School in Papua New Guinea. Stephen’s work is varied, from paintings in exhibitions through to cover designs for Carcanet Press and his commercial lettering for, amongst others, publishers, architects and design groups throughout Europe. Currently he sits on The Royal Mint Design Advisory Committee, chaired by Lord William Waldegrave. He has exhibited widely: Germany, Ireland the United States and Italy. One of his paintings, words by Nelson Mandela, is in the collection of the Stiftung Archiv der Akademie der Künste, Berlin. All his Carcanet Press book jacket and cover artwork, part of the Carcanet archive, is now kept by the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester. ‘Sweet Sister Death Has Gone Debauched Today’ was exhibited at Parson’s School of Design, New York, in 2001 as part of a Glasgow School of Art travelling exhibition. Stephen was a visiting lecturer in Glasgow for 15 years and, until recently, was a part-time tutor on the MA Design Course, Manchester Metropolitan University. He occasionally lectures there still.