Post 1 paula Neville Brody

Posted: March 6, 2012 by paulalaki in Uncategorized

Neville Brody

(born 23 April 1957 in London) is an English graphic designer, typographer and art director.

Neville Brody is a teacher of the London College of Printing and Hornsey College of Art. He is best known for work on The Face magazine (1981–1986) and Arena magazine (1987–1990), and currently works as head of Research Studios, Inc.

Neville Brody’s greatest contribution to graphic design in the 20th Century is his courage and perseverance in developing and redeveloping the rules of Typography in graphic design.

During Neville’s schooling years his tutors often condemned his work as “Uncommercial” as it often broke the rules of style and form of typical typography he did this by flipping letters around, turning words on their side cutting letters in half and even squashing letters together to the point of overlapping. One the things I love about Neville Brody’s work is his ability to make his work in typography have it’s own life and movement.



This fits in with my chosen quote of Neville Brody’s “Communication should be entertaining” as it can be an experience to view his work as I found myself turning my head and moving the page around to read what he has written. And I found that there was a real comical aspect to his work, not only with his typography but also with his images Barbara Gibson “He was nearly thrown out of the London College of Printing for designing a postage stamp with Queen Elizabeth’s head turned sideways.” This style still continues to make Neville Brody’s work stand out from a sea of many different designs.



  1. paulalaki says:

    While Neville Brody, was by no means the first graphic designer to depict type on it’s side. I was simply stating, that he was one of the few during his time to lead the way in this type of treatment in typography.

    And as this blog is simpley a short overview of many different graphic designers for the purpose of education to show we have an understanding of that particular graphic designer, and so do not seek to go into a great amount of detail…

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