Rihanna

Rihanna

2019
Phaidon
London

Barnbrook was approached by leading art publisher Phaidon to design a book about the world’s most exciting cultural icon, Rihanna. This large-format edition is 504 pages featuring stunning visual autobiography: intimate photographs of her life as an artist, performer, designer, and entrepreneur.

The cover features a custom-designed logotype that is debossed and stamped in white foil. The book also includes 3 paper stocks, 7 gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets and other exciting features.

The typography evokes Rihanna’s provocative and energetic voice and attitude. Letters are linked by a thick horizontal bar where individual characters freely move long, sometimes changing direction and orientation.

The book also features three large photographic collages presented as gatefolds or pull-out posters that showcase Rihanna’s incredible sense of style throughout the years.