Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Neville Brody, the British designer and art director, has been at the forefront of graphic design for over two decades. Initially working in record cover design, Brody made his name largely through his revolutionary work as art director for The Face magazine. Other international magazine directions have included...City Limits, Lei, Per Lui, Actuel, and Arena, together with London’s The Times & The Observer newspaper and magazine. Previous clients include Reuters, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Sony. Brody has consistently pushed the boundaries of visual communication in all media through his experimental and challenging work. In 1988 Brody published the first of his two monographs, which became the world’s best selling graphic design book—sales now exceed 120,000. An accompanying exhibition of his work at the Victoria and Albert Museum attracted over 40,000 visitors before touring Europe and Japan. In 1994 Brody launched Research Studios, London. Since then studios have been opened in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, and New York. A new studio is opening in Mubai in Summer 2008. Clients range across all media, from web to print, and from environmental and retail design to moving graphics and film titles. A sister company, Research Publishing, produces and publishes experimental multi-media works by young artists. The primary focus is on FUSE, the renowned publication and conference, both of which are forums for experimental typography and communications.