Neville Brody was born in Britain, and studied graphic design at the London College of Printing. After designing record covers for the independent labels Still Records and Fetish Records, he became art director of The Face, a British style magazine.
Between 1983 and 1990 he provided art direction for several other magazines, including City Limits, a London weekly guide, Arena, a style magazine, Per Lui and Lei (Italy), and Actuel (France).
In 1987 he founded his own London-based design practice, The Studio, which worked on several corporate identities and fashion projects for clients including Nike, the Dutch Postal Service, and the German cable channel Premiere.
He has designed several popular typefaces including Arcadia, Industria, Insignia, FF Blur, FF Pop, FF Gothic, and FF Harlem. He is also a partner of FontShop International in Berlin and FontWorks in London, and founding editor of the digital magazine FUSE.
He is currently head of the Communication Art & Design department at the Royal College of Art, London, UK.
[DJD; Photo © Johnny McGeorge, reproduced with permission, November 2015]