David Bowie Is Catalogue

Victoria & Albert Museum

The studio worked directly with the curators and editors of the David Bowie Is exhibition to formulate the design of the exhibition catalogue, which became the starting point for the show’s entire identity. A set of graphic symbols, each inspired by a key moment in David Bowie’s career, are used throughout the book. These are juxtaposed with variations of the David Bowie Is phrase to give a clear bold feel. Barnbrook also worked with the photography department of the V&A to create clean, modern photographs of the exhibition objects. This catalogue quickly became one of the V&A’s best selling catalogues of all time.