Monday, February 15, 2010

Neville Brody

Neville Brody was a typographer, graphic designer and art director. Brody is perhaps the best known graphic artist of his generation. He uses letters and numbers in his art pieces with an anti-traditional view on art. He played at the margins of visual language and used it to launch a revolution in typeface design.

Brody is also well known for being one of he first people to use a Mac computer to create his designs.

An ad Brody made for Nike

Brody first began work on record cover designs and then progressed to working as the Art Director for The Face Magazine between 1981 and 1986.

A copy of The Face magazine printed in the 1980's.

Brody has pushed the boundaries to visual communication on many different platforms of media using exploratory creative expression.

He was also partly responsible for instigating the FUSE project an influential fusion between a magazine, graphics design and typeface design

Notable fonts he helped create include the updated font for the Times newspaper, Times Modern.

Neville Brody made famous a job which, under normal circumstances, would remain obscure.

To view some of the fonts he created, click here.
To see an over view of his book "The Graphic Design Language" click here.

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