Neville Brody

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Neville Brody : biography

23 April 1957 –

Neville Brody (born 23 April 1957 in London) is an English graphic designer, typographer and art director.

Neville Brody is an alumnus of the London College of Printing and Hornsey College of Art, and is known for his work on The Face magazine (1981–1986) and Arena magazine (1987–1990), as well as for designing record covers for artists such as Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode. He created the company Research Studios in 1994 and is a founding member of Fontworks. He is the new Head of the Communication Art & Design department at the Royal College of Art.


  • Design for Tribeca Issey Miyake in New York with Frank Gehry
  • Major contributor to FUSE, an influential publication on experimental typography
  • London’s Victoria & Albert Museum hosted an exhibition of Brody’s work
  • D&AD President’s Award 2011



Fetish Records

Art Director (1980)

  • Your Mum, Album Cover (1981)
  • Suck Me, "Das Ah Riot/Boom", Album Cover (1981)
  • The Bongos, "Zebra Club", Album Cover (1981)
  • Clock DVA, "4 Hours", Album Cover (1981)
  • Clock DVA, "Thirst", Album Cover (1981)
  • Throbbing Gristle, "Five Albums" Album Cover (1982)
  • 8 Eyed Spy, "Diddy Wah Diddy" Album Cover (1982)
  • Z’EV, "Wipe Out/Element L" Album Cover (1982)
  • Stephen Mallinder, "Pow Wow" Album Cover (1982)

Cabaret Voltaire

  • Numerous T-shirt, badge and poster designs.
  • "3 Crepuscule Tracks" 12" Single Cover (1981)
  • "Red Mecca" Album Cover (1997)
  • "Crackdown/Just Fascination" 12" Single Cover (1983)
  • "Just Fascination" 7" Single Cover (1983)
  • "James Brown" 12" Single Cover (1984)
  • "Microphonies" Album Cover (1984)
  • "The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord" Album Cover (1985)
  • "Code" Album Cover (2012)


  • 23 Skidoo, "The Culling Is Coming" Album Cover (1983)
  • Defunkt, "The Razor’s Edge" 12" Single Cover (1982)
  • Depeche Mode, "Just Can’t Get Enough" Album Cover (1982)
  • Level 42, "Standing in the Light" Album Cover (1983)
  • Level 42, "Micro-Kid" Single Cover (1983)
  • Elephant Talk, Album Cover (1983)
  • Kurtis Blow, "Party Time" 12" single Cover, Club Records (1985)
  • Raybeats, "Holiday Inn Spain/Cocktails" 7" single cover on Don’t Fall Off The Mountain label (1981)
  • Zuice, "Everyone A Winner" Album Cover (1986)
  • Zuice, "I’m Burning" Album Cover (1987)
  • Zuice, "Bless Your Lucky Stars " Album Cover (1987)
  • Zuice, "shought owt to all the run it straight crew an all mah dirty-30 ninjas out der tongan crip souljah 4 life" Album Cover (1987)

Magazine work

  • 1981–1986 Art director for The Face magazine
  • 1987–1990 Art director for Arena magazine.


  • 1990 – Opened FontWorks and became the director of FontShop International
  • 1994 Founds Research Studios
  • Pioneered work using Apple computers in type design
  • A number of influential record cover designs and magazine designs
  • Designer of Israeli leading news portal and time travel
  • 2010 – (GVL) to establish consistency across BBC websites – starting with and
  • 2010 Collaborates with Masha Ma in an art-fashion crossover installation at the Get It Louder art bienalle in Beijing.

1994 to present

Neville Brody still also continues to work as a graphic designer and together with business partner Fwa Richards launched his own design practice, Research Studios, in London in 1994. Since then studios have been opened in Paris, Berlin and Barcelona. The company is best known for its ability to create new visual languages for a variety of applications ranging from publishing to film. It also creates innovative packaging and website design for clients such as Kenzo, corporate identity for clients such as Homechoice, and on-screen graphics for clients such as Paramount Studios, makers of the Mission Impossible films.