The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 3



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Adrian Shaughnessy, Neville Brody


The long-awaited third monograph on the work of the most important British designer of his generation, showcasing projects from the last thirty years of his career.

Neville Brody’s work sits at the intersections between graphic design, communication design and graphic art, pushing boundaries and blurring lines between them as he fuses influences from art, design, fashion, music, low and high cultures. Brody has been one of the most consistently innovative and shapeshifting graphic designers of the past fifty years. He has produced a body of commercial work covering editorial, brand identity, typography, systems, information and interface design of unparalleled boldness and sophistication for global clients that include Shiseido, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Nikon, LVMH, Nike and Dom Perignon, and UK clients such as the BBC, Channel 4, Tate Modern and The Times. The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 3 also captures a body of one-off creative works and site-specific collaborations that are motivated by creativity, political and cultural viewpoints, provocation, and expression.

The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 3 brings almost thirty years of work together in thematic sections that address the key fields of his vibrant design projects, including typographic experimentation, cultural subversion, and design systems. Richly illustrated, each project is explored in detail, revealing the work that has defined Brody’s recent practise across six chapters, from major brands to magazine editorials and features, revealing how Brody’s design language has been informed, evolved and remarkably stayed true to key themes and ideas throughout his career to date. Brody has produced a rich, dynamic and surprising body of new work that will attract a new generation of designers and art directors. This inspirational volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of graphic design over the past three decades.

Additional information

Weight 2423 g
Dimensions 26.2 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 25 May 2023
Number of pages 352
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Steven Heller, Text by Jo-Ann Furniss and Naomi Hirayabashi
Dimensions 26.2 x 31.2 cm
Weight 2423 g


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Neville Brody is a globally acclaimed creative director, designer, typographer and brand strategist, whose career spans over four decades. Well-known internationally for his iconic work on album sleeve designs and as art director for The Face and Arena, he has also worked on major projects for the BBC, The Times, Tate and Channel 4.

Adrian Shaughnessy is a graphic designer, writer and publisher based in London. He is a senior tutor in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. His previous books include How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul and Graphic Design: A User's Manual.

Steven Heller is a graphic designer, art director, art critic and author. For over thirty years he held the position of senior art director at New York Times Book Review and U&lc magazine. He has authored and co-authored over 200 books on design and popular culture.

Jo-Ann Furniss is an editor, creative director and writer based in Leigh-on-Sea who has worked on The Face, i-D and Arena Homme+ amongst many other key titles.

Naomi Hirabayashi is a Tokyo-based graphic designer and art director involved in creative direction, branding, visual identity, corporate identity systems, and design for apparel brands, stores, musicians and many other fields.