Melancholia is a subtle and beautiful sans-serif inspired by calligraphic letterforms. The name describes a feeling of deep sadness, an intense sensitivity to the world. The design of Melancholia is an attempt to introduce some of that wistfulness into the sans-serif form, a typographic classification that is often characterised by an austere functionality. Melancholia includes a set of true italics influenced by old-style serif italics, such as those found in Claude Garamond’s eponymous typeface, as well as a set of stylistic alternates and calligraphic-style swash characters.
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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