Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Today I thought I'd post on Neville Brody - one of the 'rock star' designers who we can thank for a creative flare in typography that didn't exist before him. A London designer, he studied at the London College of Communication, and went on to create independent record covers at Fetish Records. He was influenced by rebellious styles of music such as Punk and aesthetically he was drawn to movements such as Da Da and Pop.
His work received a larger audience when he worked as an Art Director at Face, and then Arena magazines in the 80’s. In the late 80’s the book ‘The Graphic Language of Neville Brody’ was published along with an exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. From this exposure his client base grew and since then he has worked on major projects in Berlin, Japan and the Netherlands.
He opened Fontworks in the 90’s and became a director of FontShop International, who is responsible for FUSE magazine – a publication dedicated to experimental typography and graphics. He now runs Research Studios which is responsible for FUSE publications and conferences. Designers from Research Studio’s continue to work with exploratory design ideas have opened offices in Paris and Berlin.