Anthony Calvert is a freelance illustrator and editorial designer.

He has been interested in publishing since age 12, when he designed the local school newspaper – The Spence Gazette –  on an Apple IIGS.

Thirteen years (and several yearbooks) later he completed a BA Graphic Design (Hons) at the University of Canberra, where he also designed the student magazine Curio.

In 2002 he moved to the UK to pursue a career in editorial design. From 2003 to 2005 he worked as senior designer on Performance Bikes magazine.

From 2005 to 2007 he worked for FHM magzine – the UK’s biggest selling men’s magazine and winner of the PPA International consumer magazine of the year award. As deputy art editor he gained experience across all areas of magazine production – from concept development to approving final proofs – while working to maintain and evolve the visual style of the magazine.

He was also responsible for generating visual concepts for feature, fashion and cover stories; art directing photo shoots; working with the marketing department to design promotional materials and maintain brand consistency across different platforms. He worked closely with the pre-press team to deliver the highest possible production values and print quality.

Anthony is presently based in Sydney, Australia, where he enjoys playing beach cricket, attending life drawing classes and working for various freelance clients (including ACP – Australia’s largest publishing company).


One response to “About

  1. Harry Shaud

    Hello Anthony,

    On Saturday I bought a copy of your zine from your stall in kinokuniya. I am a photographer working in Sydney and at the moment I am working on a body of work with that has a similar concept to your joyoftxt project.

    I make photographs of general Sydney city people and surroundings, all of which are accompanied by a snippet of a conversation that I may overhear as I am taking the photo. I am interested in the idea of an out-of-context dialog juxtaposed with every-day photographs, which suggests to me that as different as we all may be, ultimately we are all the same as humans at heart. I call my project “One Line of Dialog.”

    Anyway, I just thought you might be interested. I have used a quote from your June 2008 book with one of my photographs with links to this site and the joyoftxt site. Please let me know if youd like me to remove this.

    You can see the work in progress here: