Type is image

TYPO Berlin 2008 Image | Thursday, 29 May | 3:00 pm | english

Jonathan Barnbrook will discuss his typeface designs for Émigré (Ma[n]son, Exocet, Priori) and his own company Virus (Bastard, Prozac, Nixon etc). Highlighting how typefaces although seen as abstract forms are very much inspired by the figurative world. He will also discuss how naming a typeface after a serial killer can be very bad for your own image and why it is necessary to constantly draw fonts in order to express the spirit of an age.

Jonathan Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook

Graphic Designer (London)

Jonathan Barnbrook is one of the most well-known graphic designers in Britain. Since 1990 he has chosen to work with a mixture of cultural institutions, activist groups and charities as well as completing a steady stream of personal posters. He is also know for his collaborations with Adbusters, Damien Hirst,…

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