The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 3

Adrian Shaughnessy, Neville Brody

A follow-up to two highly successful monographs on the work of one of the most important designers of his generation, showcasing projects completed since the mid-1990s.

Neville Brody defined the look of the 1980s music scene as art director of The Face. Since then, Brody consistently proved that he is one of most innovative and shape-shifting graphic designers of the era. While his second monograph was published in 1994, over the last almost three decades Brody has produced a new body of editorial, typographic, information, and interface design of unparalleled boldness and sophistication for global clients that include Samsung, Shiseido, Coca-Cola, the UK’s Channel 4, and Dom Perignon.

The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 3 brings this work together in thematic sections that address the key fields of his vibrant design projects, including typographic experimentation, information graphics, cultural subversion, and design systems. Richly illustrated, each project is explored in detail, revealing the work that defined Brody’s recent career across six chapters, from major brands to magazine editorials and features, showing how his design language has evolved since the 1990s.

Creating a new generation of fans, this volume shares Brody’s design genius at a time when the originality of work from the 1980s and 1990s across many creative disciplines is finding a new audience. This inspirational volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of graphic design over the past three decades.


Adrian Shaughnessy


Adrian Shaughnessy is a graphic designer, writer, and senior tutor at the Royal College of Art, London. He has written numerous books, including a compendium of his design journalism, Scratching the Surface, and monographs devoted to designers Herb Lubalin and Ken Garland. He regularly contributes to design publications and blogs such as Design Observer, Eye, Creative Review, and Design Week. In 1988, Shaughnessy cofounded design studio Intro; today he runs ShaughnessyWorks, a consultancy combining art direction, writing, editing, and lecturing, and is a codirector of Unit Editions. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Neville Brody


Neville Brody is a globally acclaimed creative director, designer, typographer, and brand strategist, whose career spans four decades. Well-known internationally for his work on album sleeve designs and as art director for The Face and Arena, he has also worked on major projects for the BBC, The Times, and Tate.