• Barnbrook Bible
  • Barnbrook Bible
  • Barnbrook Bible
Barnbrook Bible
By Jonathan Barnbrook Hardback, 320pp 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 (273 x 215) June 2007

Keynote An innovative and controversial designer and typographer with a worldwide reputation Jonathan Barnbrook, creates a ground-breaking monograph revisiting his most successful projects and presenting his views on design and his personal graphic work. Sales Points Barnbrook designed some of the most critically renowned publications of the 1990s and has earned a considerable reputation in the design world There will be a lot of student interest in the book as Barnbrook teaches and lectures widely and the book includes his own analysis of his work, as well as articles by Emily King, Kalle Lasn, Teal Triggs and Alice Twemlow Description Five years in the making, this is the first monograph on Jonathan Barnbrook, one of the foremost designers of his generation. Barnbrook Bible, an artwork in itself, meticulously combines text, image and a diversity of reference material to give a complete picture of his output. The book showcases Jonathan Barnbrook's creativity in disciplines as various as film, graphic and font design, for which he is most famous. He has a broad spectrum of clients from David Bowie to 'migr' and the Roppongi Hills Corporation in Tokyo, all of whom have sought his singular graphic vision. Barnbrook Bible also features an in-depth analysis of his groundbreaking design for the Damien Hirst book 'I Want To Spend The Rest Of My Life, Everywhere, With Everyone, One To One, Always, Forever' a unique collaboration between an artist and designer, it has become a benchmark. Another facet of his output is the personal work, which demonstrates his passionate belief that graphic design should be a catalyst for discussion and change. He collaborates regularly with Adbusters the Canadian anti advertising magazine. Jonathan Barnbrook has had several solo exhibitions including Buy Me Bomb Me at Rocket Gallery Tokyo in 2003, Tomorrow's Truth at the Seoul Arts Cente in 2004 and Friendly Fire at the Design Museum in London in 2007. Author Jonathan Barnbrook has run his own design studio in London's Soho since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990. It is one of Britain's most well known, specialising in producing innovative books, corporate identities, CD covers, motion graphics, fonts and magazines. He has worked with some of the world's major contemporary art venues including the Gagosian Gallery, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; White Cube and Saatchi Galleries, London; the British Council and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Barnbrook's own font foundry, Virus, has created many widely distributed and recognisable fonts. He has designed a number of highly successful Booth-Clibborn Editions publications including Just above the Mantelpiece, Staging the Revolution and Young British Art - The Saatchi Decade. Jonathan Barnbrook is the recipient of two D&AD Awards, the Epica Grand Prix, the Tokyo Type Director's Club Gold Prize and the Art Director's Club of New York Best of Show Gold Award, 1998. Competitive titles This is Barnbrook's first book. No other designer's monograph has been this ambitious in nature. Media Interest An exhibition on the work of Jonathan Barnbrook is being held at the Design Museum, London from June 15th-October 10th 2007 Mainstream and design press as well as journalists and publications affiliated with the Adbusters' network.