Richard Doubleday

Richard Doubleday

Associate Professor

225-578-7842 | 322 Art Building
rdoubleday@lsu.edu |

Art/Graphic Design BFA Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MFA Boston University

Richard B. Doubleday is an associate professor of graphic design at the LSU School of Art. He is a former senior lecturer in the Master of Arts in Graphic Design program at Suffolk University and assistant professor of art in the Department of Graphic Design at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. He established a summer graphic design program and taught the Graphic Design in London course at Boston University’s London Academic Centre for more than eight years. Doubleday received his BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA in graphic design from Boston University, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. He is currently the co-education director of the New Orleans chapter of the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) 2012–17. His awards and honors include an Asian Cultural Council Grant; a Creative Master Award; the Second Global University Creative Expo in Beijing, China; two Louisiana State University grants for service-learning; LSU Faculty Travel Grants; a LSU Council on Research Summer Stipend; a SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant; four Boston University Grants for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarship (GUTS); and a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship.

Doubleday has exhibited his poster designs at many international events and competitions including the Golden Bee, Moscow Biennale of Graphic Design in Russia; Lahti International Poster Biennial in Finland; the Seventh International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan; and the Contemporary International Poster Retrospective and Second Global University Creative Expo in Beijing, China. Doubleday is an international educator, having taught workshops and lectures on design history in the US, China, Japan, Mexico, UK, and, annually, at Nanjing University of the Arts. His work has been published in numerous periodicals and publications, including Asia-Pacific Design (Sandu Publishing Co. Ltd., 2016), Star Graphic Designers: The Masters of Graphic Design (Loft Publications, Barcelona, 2012), Designing with One and Two Colors (Harper Collins, New York, 2011), The Poster: 1,000 Posters from Toulouse-Lautrec to Sagmeister (Abrams, New York, 2010), and The Sourcebook of Contemporary Graphic Design (Harper Collins, New York, 2009).

His writings on design history have been published in Baseline, IDEA, A! DISEÑO, Print, NOVUM, Design & Packaging China, IdN, Zhuangshi, and Australian Creative, and Doubleday has written extensively on the typographer, book designer, and writer Jan Tschichold. He is a contributing author of Ornament and Initial: Beauty of Graphic Design, 17th-20th Century (PIE Books, Tokyo, 2014); Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design (Phaidon Press, London, 2012); the 4th, 5th, and 6th editions of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design (John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, 2016); and TypoGraphics: Hideki Nakajima (Seibundo Shinkosha, Tokyo, 2008). Doubleday was a guest juror at the Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards and a contributing writer for the Tokyo TDC Vol. 20: The Best in International Typography & Design (Transart, Tokyo, 2009). He is principal of Richard B. Doubleday Design, a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, and was elected in 2008 to the Society of Printers.


ART 4541 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Typography: Form and Meaning
ART 4541 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Motion Graphics
ART 4561 Survey of Graphic Design History
ART 4564 Senior Graphic Design Capstone
ART 4555 Senior Graphic Design Portfolio
ART 7500 Graduate Graphic Design Seminar