Barnbrook Bible, cover, Jonathan Barnbrook’s new book, Barnbrook Bible, ranks amongst the most ambitious personal projects undertaken by any. Buy Barnbrook Bible: The Graphic Design of Jonathan Barnbrook 01 by Jonathan Barnbrook, Kalle Lasn (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. The Barnbrook Bible has 27 ratings and 1 review. Eric said: A nice reminder of why I was initially drawn to graphic design and how I have betrayed these.

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Barnbrook Bible: The Graphic Design of Jonathan Barnbrook

Placed in the vice like grip of economic forces they have of course stumbled and contradicted themselves – but to notice only that is to miss the point. Hardcoverpages. If so I’d like to see how it sits with the more politically radical aspects of his practice.

Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares Ps House added it Oct 04, Lou rated it really liked it Jul 06, The final component in this book is Barnbrook’s text. Lists with This Book. Comments [64] Well, I feel honored to be the first to comment.

The Barnbrook Bible

Work like Jonathan’s is barbrook for some because it honestly acknowledges that whether we admit it or not we are right now designing our future. I didn’t find it available on Amazon yet still a pre-order.


Empire” wasn’t put up for critique, Jonathan’s book was. Which brings us to Barnbrook’s political commentary. Gianfurlo Ferulomerlo added it Aug 11, Wiser words have rarely made into barnbrok DO thread. I received a copy of this a few weeks ago and, to be honest, I’ve already given it to the thrift shop.

Way too much wankery; the “political” work seemed to me like filler for a portfolio comprised mostly of several successful typefaces and Adbusters a noble publication, sure. Empire” issue, though I loved their execution. Marcus added it Mar 27, The review reads like the work of some Barnbrook sycophant, and I am appalled by it. But let’s be real here.

Barnbrook Bible: A Graphic Autobiography: Design Observer

I said earlier that this was a work of semi-autobiography. Critics are necessary evils but can we leave the worst of them on the client side? Another graphic design bloodbath of work that is supposedly rebellious as well? I know full-well I’m just another privileged white guy, sitting at my computer, bibpe the paper, trying to wrap my head around why the wheels of society seem to have come off. It’s an astonishing conjuring trick that he pulls off repeatedly.


Maja rated it it was amazing Mar 21, One of my favorite works of typography is the book designed by him “The Wilde Years” about Oscar Wilde’s life and work, a abrnbrook example of post-modern deconstruction in book design.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Manuel Barjbrook rated it it was amazing Mar 15, I am glad that Barnbook has been able to maintain such a consistency, intelligence and integrity in his vision of graphic design. It doesn’t offer any insightful commentary about Barnbrook’s work.

So, rather than hearing the boom of an hierarchical authority, ascetic condemnations, or righteous judgements we could listen more carefully for the barnbrlok of friendship. After an email exchange with Jonathan, I feel the need to clarify my comments above, to hopefully flesh out what are admittedly very broad criticisms. It stops there, no further explanation or excuse.