Jonathan Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook and his studio are one of the most well-known design groups in Britain. They were David Bowie’s main designers from 2000. Working on all the albums since Heathen including the controversial ‘white square design’ for The Next Day, the final design for the album Blackstar released two days before Bowie’s death. In typography he is known for his pioneering and ubiquitous typefaces with unusual names such as Prozac, Mason, Exocet and Bastard. His studio is also known for their activist collaborations with the Occupy movement, Banksy on his Dismaland show and Adbusters with whom he advised designers on a large billboard located on Las Vegas strip through the words of Tibor Kalman ‘to stay away from corporations that want you to lie for them’. His contribution to graphic design was recognised by a major exhibition at the Design Museum in London in 2007. 

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