Paul Barnes




Paul Barnes (born 1970) is a graphic designer specializing in the fields of lettering, typography, type design and publication design. Working for Roger Black in New York he was involved in redesigns of Newsweek, US and British Esquire and Foreign Affairs. He also art directed Esquire Gentleman and U&lc. He later became the art director of the music magazine Spin.

Since 1995 Barnes has lived and worked in London. He has formed a long term collaboration with Peter Saville, which has resulted in such diverse work as identities for Givenchy, ‘Original Modern’ for Manchester and numerous music based projects, including Gay Dad, New Order, Joy Division and Electronic. Independently he has created identities for luxury Italian shoe manufacturer, Gianvito Rossi and German publisher Schirmer Graf.

Barnes has also been an advisor and consultant on numerous publications, notably The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian and The Observer, GQ, Wallpaper*, Harper’s Bazaar and frieze. Whilst consultant to The Guardian he designed Guardian Egyptian with Christian Schwartz. In 2007, The Guardian named Barnes as one of the 50 best designers in Britain.

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