Neville Brody is a London born designer who studied design in Britian during the 1970s. He spent three years studying at the London College of Printing where his work, which was quite experimental in nature, was met with quite unfavorable criticism because the school generally taught traditional printing methods. He gained a fair amount of attention as an art director for The Face magazine, where he worked from 1980 to 1993. The magazine was very popular in the 1980s, it was called a “fashion bible” and set many of the trends of design which enjoyed success during the same time period.
In 1994 he formed Neville Brody Studio, now Research Studios, which has enjoyed much success and has since expanded to include offices in London, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona. He is a founding member of the London based type foundry Fontworks and has designed over 20 different typefaces during his career. He was also a major contributor to FUSE, which was a publication about the practice of experimental typography and was an avid user of the computer as a design tool during its developmental stages.
Today, in addition to lecturing and contributing to a variety of cultural and educational initiatives, Brody works both independently and alongside our designers on commercial and private projects – guiding Research Studios, our clients’ and inspiring the wider design community.