TYPO London 2011 Places

Jonathan Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook is a type designer, graphic designer and filmmaker. Since 1990 he has chosen to work with a mixture of cultural institutions, activist groups and charities as well as completing a steady stream of personal posters. He is also know for his collaborations with Adbusters, Damien Hirst, his work for David Bowie and his ubiquitous fonts designs released through Emigre and his company Virusfonts. His contribution to graphic design was recognised by a major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2007.

Photo credit: Teri Varhol
Talk: Saturday 18:00 Jeffery Hall
The talk will be a comprehensive survey of the work of Barnbrook's ground breaking font company virus. Over the past 20 years, Virus has constantly pushed the boundaries of type design, from its first release 'Bastard' a gothic digital font, through the furore of naming a font after a serial killer Manson, to his later text fonts bourgeois and regime.