Neville Brody

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Neville Brody is an English graphic designer, typographer and art director. He is very well known for his work on The Face and Arena magazines, as well as record covers for music artists.

He was born in London, did a Fine Art foundation course at Hornsey College of Art, and later started a three-year B.A. course in graphics at the London College of Printing. At first he was strongly influenced by punk rock music, which at the time was beggining to have a major impact on London life, but later on, he was influenced by Dadaism and pop art.

His typography is also very well known, and he is actually one of the founding members of FontWorks in London.

In 1994 he and partner Fwa Richards launched his own design practice called Research Studios. Research studios is all around the world, in cities like San Francisco, Berlin, Paris and New York. Some recent projects of theirs include the redesign of the BBC in September 2011, and The Times in November 2006. Today, he continues to work as a graphic designer.

His art is personally one of my favorites, along with Kate Moross’. The magazine covers and spreads that he has done are phenomenal, and his use of type is very intriguing and interesting. I love the colors that he uses for posters because for a lot of them there is a lot of clashing. His bold and unique typefaces also are a great addition to his designs. Another thing that fascinates me about his designs is how he arranges his columns and the type that is in them.


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