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Paul Barnes (designer)

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Nationality  British
Name  Paul Barnes

Role  Graphic designer
Education  University of Reading

Born  1970 (age 44–45)Harlow, England
Occupation  Graphic artist and typographer

Paul Barnes (born 1970, Harlow, England) is a graphic designer and typographer. He has designed several new typefaces.



After an education at the University of Reading, in 1992 he emigrated to the United States to work with Roger Black. In 1995 he left Roger Black and began work as a freelance designer in London. He has worked with many large corporations, making logos for such well known companies as Givenchy, ABC television and the English bands New Order, Electronic and Joy Division. He has designed the very large Guardian Egyptian family typefaces for The Guardian newspaper (with Christian Schwartz).

In April 2007 he designed the logo for Kate Moss with Saville.


In September 2006 he was named one of the 40 most influential designers under 40 in Wallpaper and in September 2007 The Guardian named him one of the top 50 designers in Britain.

Typefaces designed by Paul Barnes

  • Brunel - 1996
  • Stephenson Sans - 2001
  • Ironbridge - 2002
  • Pagan Poetry - 2002
  • Austin - 2003
  • Stockholm - 2004
  • Dala Floda - 2005
  • Guardian Egyptian - 2005, with Christian Schwartz
  • Marian - 2005
  • National Trust - 2009, custom for the National Trust
  • Magazine articles by Paul Barnes

  • Jonathan Hoefler, Baseline 23, edited by Mike Daines & Hans Dieter Reichert, Bradbourne Publishing, 1996
  • References

    Paul Barnes (designer) Wikipedia