Brody, the British designer and art director, has now
been at the forefront of graphic design for over two
Initially working in record cover design, Brody made
his name largely through his revolutionary work as Art
Director for the Face magazine. Other international
magazine directions have included City Limits, Lei,
Per Lui, Actuel and Arena, together with London's The
Observer newspaper and magazine.
Brody has consistently pushed the boundaries of visual
communication in all media through his experimental
and challenging work, and continues to extend the visual
languages we use through his exploratory creative expression.In
1988 Brody published the first of his two monographs
, which became the world's best selling graphic design
book. Combined sales now exceed 120,000. An accompanying
exhibition of his work at the Victoria and Albert Museum
attracted over 40,000 visitors before touring Europe
In 1994, together with business partner Fwa Richards,
Brody launched Research Studios, London.
Since then studios have been opened in Paris,
with plans to open a New york studio. Clients range
across all media, from web to print, and from environmental
and retail design to moving graphics and film titles.
A sister company, Research Publishing, produces and
publishes experimental multi-media works by young artists.
The primary focus is on FUSE,
the renowned conference and quarterly forum for experimental
typography and communications. The publication is approaching
its 20th issue over a publishing period of over ten
years. Three FUSE conferences have so far been held,
in London, San Fransisco and Berlin. The conferences
bring together speakers from design, architecture, sound,
film and interactive design and web.