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Barney Bubbles

Barney Bubbles (1942-1983) was the name adopted in the 1960s by the ground-breaking British graphic artist born as Colin Fulcher. Barney Bubbles was particularly associated with the independent music scene through his innovative graphic design and music video direction. After working for the Conran Group, he set up Teenburger Designs in 1969, and became the design force for Stiff Records from its inception in 1976. He also collaborated with photographer Brian Griffin on projects including the book Power, the 'Y' newspaper and record sleeves for Graham Parker, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello.

Paul Gorman published an award-winning biography, Reasons to be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles, in 2008 and curated two exhibitions of Bubble's work, including Process: The Working Practices of Barney Bubbles, at Chelsea Space, London. Other exhibitions featuring Bubble's work include Destroy: Punk Graphic Design in Britain at the Southbank Centre, London (2004); Communicate: British Independent Graphic Design since the Sixties, Barbican Centre (2004); and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Postmodernism: Style & Subversion 1970-1990 (2011) and British Design 1948-2012 (2005).


Poster - Details

Poster 1980
29.5 x 19.7 inches

'Y' Newspaper, Issue 1 - Details

'Y' Newspaper, Issue 1
Paint Your Windows White 1983