Liz McQuiston

Liz McQuiston

Liz McQuiston MA (RCA)

Academic Research


Liz McQuiston has authored a substantial number of books on graphic design related subjects – her best known mix design and politics, including Graphic Agitation (with Graphic Agitation Two published in 2004), Suffragettes to She-Devils and Women in Design.

She maintained a graphic design practice for more than 20 years and in education has held teaching and management posts ranging from vocational level to Masters level, including the post of Head of Department of Graphic Art and Design at the Royal College of Art.

She lectures internationally, and curated an exhibition on UK political graphics for the British Council entitled Upfront and Personal which opened in South Korea and South Africa, and continued to travel to Botswana, Kenya, Namibia and other countries.

Liz’ qualifications include Royal College of Art, MA(RCA) in Graphic Design,  (RCA General Studies Dept, Sir Allen Lane Award 1976), London College of Printing, Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Typographic Design, 1972-73; Carnegie-Mellon University USA, Design and English.

See Liz McQuiston published books here


Phaidon Archive Of Graphic Design

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

McQuiston L. 2012, Phaidon Press, London.

Graphic Agitation

Graphic Agitation 2: Social and Political Graphics in the Digital Age

McQuiston L. 2004, Phaidon Press, London.

Suffgrettes Of She

Suffragettes to She-Devils: Women’s Liberation and Beyond

McQuiston L. 1997, Phaidon Press, London.

Graphic Agitation Red

Graphic Agitation: Social and Political Graphics Since the Sixties

McQuiston L. 1993, Phaidon Press, London.

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Graphic Design. in: The Illustrated Dictionary of 20th Century Designers

McQuiston L. 1991, Headline Book Publishing, London.

Women In Design

Women in Design: A Contemporary View

McQuiston L. 1988, Trefoil Publications, London (Rizzoli Internat’l, NY).

Creative Typography

Creative Typography

McQuiston L. (using the pseudonym of Marion March) 1988, Phaidon Press, UK (North Light, Cincinnati).

Graphic Design Source Book

Graphic Design Source Book

McQuiston L., Kitts B. 1987, MacDonald Orbis, London (Chartwell, USA).


Design for Need: The Social Contribution of Design

McQuiston L., JBicknell J. 1977, Pergamon Press, Oxford UK.