Jonathan Barnbrook

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Hippie shake-up

Issue 94, Summer 2017


What do Victor Moscoso’s psychedelic music posters, Harley Davidson’s Captain…

Conference madness

Issue 49, Autumn 2003


It’s a messy hybrid of live chat show, summer camp, theatre and rock’n’roll

Entranced by motion, seduced by stillness

Issue 33, Autumn 1999


New media is undergoing the kind of definition print went through centuries ago. A meditation on the…

Art and art direction (text in full)

Issue 38, Winter 2000


imply two separate worlds, yet artists who use text employ the techniques of graphic design. And so…

Reputations: Jon Barnbrook, Virus

Issue 15, Winter 1994


One of type design’s young stars talks about his new company and the pressures of early success.

Recent blog posts by Jonathan Barnbrook

A sunnier classroom

15 May 2017

When the world is in flux, book design offers ‘a refuge of certainty’. Andrew Howard explains why he founded the Porto Design Summer School
There is a particularity about the education system which we take as given – that students, from infant school to university, are grouped together according to their age and experience, writes Andrew Howard.

Offset 2016: day three

29 April 2016

Studio Dumbar, Niall McInnery, Andy Ristaino, Úna Burke, McBess, Stephen Averill and Shaughn McGrath … and Seb Lester. Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar conclude their coverage of the Dublin Offset conference
By the Sunday morning at Offset 2016, more coffee is required, with several extra shots, but there is still a lot to look forward to, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

Offset 2016: day two

26 April 2016

Angus Hyland, Tado, Russell Mills, Assemble, Piranha Bar, Jonathan Barnbrook and GMunk. Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar continue their coverage of the Dublin conference
The beginning of the Dublin conference’s second day, Saturday 9 April, was filled with adrenalin and expectation, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

Mirror mirror

18 November 2014

What do the reflections in the images for Bowie’s new compilation tell us about his relationship with the audience? By Kevin J. Hunt
Seeing someone else’s reflection in a mirror is a curious, even disconcertingly uncanny, affair, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

Destination design

8 July 2013

Several quite different summer schools take design education to Portugal, Lithuania and Sicily
Summer presents a chance to explore new destinations and starting this month, a number of summer schools are using location as the starting point for design exploration writes Linda Kwon.

Noted #39

13 July 2012

Olympic graphics watch – pictograms, logos & signs that keep the flame alive
Here are a few reflections on Olympics graphics that caught our attention.