“Design is both a political and cultural force for change, although most designers choose not to think about the power it has.” —JB
Jonathan Barnbrook is a prolific designer from the United Kingdom whose work shouts commentary on political, corporate, and consummerist issues — notable designs of his include artwork for David Bowie’s 2002 album Heathen, which features his Priori font, artwork for art-superstar Damien Hirst’s book I Want To Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, and a long-standing design relationship with Adbusters Magazine. Additionally, he is a typographer for Virus Fonts and has designed a number of typefaces: Bastard, Bourgeois, Coma, Doublethink, Echelon, Expletive Script, Infidel, Moron, Newspeak, Olympukes, Sarcastic, Slate Machine, and Tourette. Below are eight more captivating designs and a miniature font portfolio from Jonathan Barnbrook.
In addition to this artwork, Olympukes also exists as a wingdings typeface.
The Little Fellow
I Want To Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever
George Bush Typography Quote
Adbusters Cover Design
Fonts by Jonathan Barnbrook
Barnbrook’s fonts are raw, experimental, and full of energy.