Tony Brook, UK (2006)
Tony Brook studied at Percival Whitley College of Further Education in Halifax West Yorkshire and at Somerset College of Arts and Technology. He established the multi-disciplinary design studio Spin in...Read full biography
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The designer FHK Henrion has no equal in British graphic design history. No UK designer – then or now – can match his sheer depth of accomplishments and range of abilities. Born in Germany, he trained as a textile designer before becoming a skilled and celebrated poster artist. As a British citizen after WWII, he designed publications, exhibitions, household products, interiors and jewellery, and in the 1960s he became the founding father of modern corporate identity in Europe.
Tony Brook studied at Percival Whitley College of Further Education in Halifax West Yorkshire and at Somerset College of Arts and Technology. He established the multi-disciplinary design studio Spin in 1992. As creative director of Spin he has received national and international recognition, winning awards in print, television and cinema graphics, New Media, poster design and typography.
Tony’s studio, Spin has had work published in magazines and books globally. Exhibitions include: ‘Communicate’, an exhibition of British independent graphics since the 1960s, ‘Great Expectations’, a Design Council exhibition on contemporary British design, and ‘Stealing Eyeballs’, a group show at the Künstlerhaus in Vienna. Tony lectures regularly.
In 2009 Tony set up Unit Editions, a publishing company with the designer and author Adrian Shaughnessy. In 2011 he was guest curator of ‘Wim Crouwel - A graphic odyssey’ a major retrospective at the Design Museum in London.
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- Adrian Shaughnessy
From Collate: ‘It's hard to believe that Spin have been around for over 20 years now but just flicking through the book you can see why they have remained at the forefront of British and International graphic design. Each page, a true testament to their skill and dedication to the field of design with a level of consistency and an immaculate standard of design output that few studios rarely achieve.’
Spin at Magma
A 360° Living Portrait Of A Design Studio. Magma is pleased to announce a landmark exhibition celebrating the work of influential design studio, Spin, and independent publishers Unit Editions.Based in London, Spin has established an international reputation for its work in identity, print, moving image, retail, digital and environmental graphics. With its elegant and confident designs, Spin is now widely recognised as one of the leading graphic design voices at work today.
Made North, Sheffield
Part of the ongoing exploration of the inspiration and the output over the past 20 years of the Spin studio, this major exhibition features works by many notable AGI members including Wim Crouwel, Armin Hofmann, Herb Lubalin, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Lance Wyman amongst others. The exhibition is being supported by The University of Hallam in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
- Offenbach, Germany
- HOW Design Live, Chicago, USA
- Type Directors Club, New York, USA
- The Lubalin Centre, New York, USA, USA