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Neville Brody

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Neville Brody

*  1957 London

Neville Brody studied graphic design at the London College of Printing from 1977 until 1980. In the early 1980s Neville Brody became art director at Fetish Records. Belonging to the fringe music scene, Neville Brody experimented with new typefaces, informed by ideas drawn from the subculture. Neville Brody mixed fonts, ignored typeface sizes and standard distances between lines, interspersing fonts with decorative elements. From 1981 until 1986 Neville Brody was art director at "The Face" magazine, for which he designed a distinctive typography that inspired magazine producers and designers worldwide. From 1983 until 1987 Neville Brody designed the London program magazine "City Limits" and also worked for such widely differing magazines as "New Socialist", "Touch", and "Arena". In 1992 Neville Brody designed the image and branding for the House of Cultures in Berlin. In 1992/93 Neville Brody created the image of the Austrian television channel ORF and, from 1991 to 1994 the private channel Premiere. In 1994 Neville Brody founded Research Studios in London with branches worldwide. In 1992 Research Studios designed postage stamps for PTT, the Netherlands postal service and, in 1994, created the image of the Schauspielhaus, a theater in Hamburg. From 2000 to 2002 Research Studios worked for Issey Miyake New York and, in 2004, for the Royal Court Theatre in London. Neville Brody designed several fonts, including Blur, Gothic, Pop, and Six. As early as 1988 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London mounted a retrospective of Neville Brodys work.