The Graphic Language of Neville Brody/3
250 x 300mm, 354 pages in card slip case
By Adrian Shaughnessy and Neville Brody
Plus essays by Jo-Ann Furniss, Steven Heller,
The first two collections of Neville Brody‘s graphic design work were published in 1988 and 1994. Now, almost 30 years later comes volume three.
Unlike the first two volumes, which were more traditional design monographs with work neatly presented in white space, this new book is a full-on visual assualt, with thirty years of designs, details and texts sprayed across its pages—there’s barely a single inch of empty space. In this repsect it is the embodiment of Brody’s belief that we live in a time where the image has superceded the word.
Having made his name in magazine design (The Face, Arena et al), Brody moved on to type design and branding. Among projects included here are works for clients including Nike, Coca Cola, Samsung and the BBC. Yet the design and presentation of the book is a reminder of his continued interest in and engagement with editorial design, as are projects for The Times newspaper, Arena Homme +, Vandals and The New British.
If you have the first two volumes of this series, you’ll want the third. If you’re wondering what the big deal is about Brody, this book is the answer.