Communicate –
Independent British graphic design since 1960


City Limits no. 22, magazine cover, March 1982, David King Collection

Great Britain frequently produces internationally outstanding graphic design. The exhibition charts the emergence of independent British graphic design over the last forty years and examines its influence on contemporary culture, particularly in relation to the publishing and music industries. It also highlights graphic design’s place as a medium of protest in society, the significance of the web and the experimental work created by designers who aren’t compromised by working to a commercial client’s brief. Featuring album covers, magazines, book covers, identities, posters, music videos and web sites, the exhibition celebrates the achievements of designers as diverse as Alan Fletcher, Ken Garland, Michael English, Barney Bubbles, Peter Saville, Neville Brody, The Designer’s Republic, Tomato, Fuel, Intro and Hi-ReS! An exhibition organised and toured by Barbican Art Galleries.

Rick Poynor (ed.), Communicate, Laurence King Publishing,
ISBN 1-85669-422-4, approx. CHF 74.–