Apocalypso is a pictogram font for the end of the world. The name Apocalypso is a portmanteau of the words apocalypse (end of the world) and calypso (joyful improvised music), with a meaning analogous to the idiom ‘fiddling while Rome burns’. The Apocalypso family is more of an art project than a practical font and contains a series of crosses and pictograms. The crosses add decorative detailing to typographic layouts, whilst the pictograms can be deployed to express the forthcoming apocalypse. Apocalypso was originally published in 1997, a few years before the turn of the millennium. It is both a document of the ideas of the time and a scarily prophetic vision of a possible world that has now largely come to pass.
Barnbrook is one of Britain’s most well-known and highly regarded independent creative studios, based in London. We work with a variety of clients across the globe and projects of varying scales. From overseeing the brand identity and environmental graphics of Art Basel and Roppongi Hills to our much-discussed David Bowie album covers.
Barnbrook’s contribution to design was recognised with a retrospective at the Design Museum in London entitled Friendly Fire in 2007 and at Ginza Graphic Gallery in 2004. A touring exhibition if the studio’s work Collateral Damage was staged in various countries, including France, Croatia and Slovenia.
Jonathan Barnbrook is available for teaching and lecturing worldwide.
59th Annual Grammy Awards – Winner of Best Recording Package for Blackstar, 2016
The Design Museum Beazley Design of The Year – Winner of Graphic Design of the Year for Blackstar, 2016
And many more…
We do not offer internships as we work from home.
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