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The Face, nº 60, April 1985

“I had initially developed hand-drawn lettering because it couldn’t be so easily reproduced, and the first alphabet that I did was very geometric, austere and non-emotive. It was like a typeface from the 1930s, fascistic in a sense, and I was using it to comment on the state of the nation as I saw it. I was trying to pinpoint in the most graphic terms the parallel between what had happened in the Thirties, and the situation in the Eighties: the divided nation, the class division, the economic recession, and a highly authoritarian government.”

 

Jon Wozencroft. The graphic language of Neville Brody. London: Thames and Hudson, 1988 (p. 102)