Digital Journal Assignment #3: Neville Brody

Neville Brody is a British graphic designer, typographer and art director who has been working in the design industry for over 20 years. He is best known for his work in publication and print where he worked on FACE magazine in the early eighties and later ARENA magazine throughout the late eighties and early 90’s. He is also known for having designed album cover for a number of musicians, some of the most notable being covers for Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode.

More recently he is known to have redesigned the British newspaper The Times as well as designing a new typeface for it called Times Modern which is the first new font introduced by the newspaper since Times New Roman in 1932. He has also been the art director for FUSE magazine which is based on the quarterly forum for experimental typography and communications. In 1994 Brody launched his own design firm in London, known as Research Studios. Since then he’s opened up studios in New York, San Francisco, Paris and Berlin.

He has designed a number of notable typefaces and is well known for designing experimental type. A few of his best known fonts are FF Blur and FF Gothic and Industria. Since the early 90’s Brody has been a supporter of abandoning typography’s requirement for legibility and most of his can been seen through contributions to typography and graphic design.

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