The Wild World of Barney Bubbles Graphic Design and the Art of Music

Paul Gorman


Graphic artist Barney Bubbles remains a powerful influence on contemporary artists more than a quarter of a century after his death, having created designs for Sir Terence Conran and underground magazines Oz and Friends as well as remarkable record sleeves and posters for Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Depeche Mode, Ian Dury, Hawkwind, The Damned, and Nick Lowe. He collaborated with artists and photographers, including Derek Boshier and Brian Griffin, and produced paintings, furniture, set designs, and promo videos.

This revised edition of Paul Gorman’s definitive Barney Bubbles monograph contains hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs, working sketches, notebooks, and original artwork. It includes new essays and sixteen extra pages of rare ephemera painstakingly collected by the author over the years.


Paul Gorman


Paul Gorman is a journalist, author, and commentator on visual culture. He has written a number of books including The Story of the Face: The Magazine that Changed Culture and Derek Boshier: Rethink / Re-entry. He has staged a number of exhibitions in the UK and France, and is currently a writer at large for GQ.