Friendly Fire - Jonathan Barnbrook
19 June 2007 – 10 October 2007
Jonathan Barnbrook emerged in the past two decades as one of the UK’s most consistently innovative graphic designers. Pioneering graphic design with a social conscience, Barnbrook makes powerful statements about corporate culture, consumerism, war and international politics. Through his work in both commercial and non-commercial spheres he combines wit, political savvy and bitter irony in equal measures.
Friendly Fire traced Barnbrook's career from early experiments in pure typography and pioneering motion graphics in the early 1990s, to recent work, including his latest projects with collaborators such as the anti-corporate collective Adbusters. Drawn from the designer’s own archive, the work represented span a wide range of disciplines in which the Barnbrook studio work, including one of their most pioneering areas – typeface design.