Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 2007, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
ISBN: 9780847829989

From the Publisher. The Barnbrook Bible features the work, much of it never before seen, of contemporary British designer Jonathan Barnbrook. Possibly best known as a result of his collaboration with major figures in the international art scene such as the Saatchi Gallery and Damien Hirst, Barnbrook works across a broad range of disciplines that includes graphic design, industrial design, typeface design, and film and has won numerous awards for motion graphics for his commercial film work. His most celebrated collaboration includes art directing Adbusters, the leading activist magazine. He also produces copyright-free work that highlights political and social injustices. Unafraid to express his political viewpoint, Barnbrook has garnered both praise and criticism for releasing subversive typefaces named in a confrontational manner, such as "Manson" (after the serial killer) that highlight the relationship of words to the letterforms that represent them.

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Rick Poynor

For many graphic designers, a monograph is a chance to create a visual testament that fully represents their body of work while becoming an integral part of it. British designer Jonathan Barnbrook is well known for visually complex designs that express deeply held and sometimes controversial political views, and his “bible” takes this kind of self-authorship to spectacular extremes. The book, published in 2007, is both a masterpiece of design craft—it’s hard to imagine pages more intensively worked— and a challenge to fellow designers to treat design as an art form that demands the close critical reading we bring to art or film.

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