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Robert Brownjohn: Sex and Typography

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The design profession doesn't produce many larger-than-life figures. Robert BrownjohnBJ, to just about everyone who knew him, and everyone didwas one. His gifts were immense, as were his appetites. Enfant terrible and visionary, he was both. Mick and the Stones wanted to hang with him. Of course it couldn't last. Robert Brownjohn was simply too big for this world. He died ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 22nd 2005 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Robert Brownjohn was an art director in New York and London at the height of the ad agency boom, like a more experimental and reckless version of Mad Men's Don Draper. Sadly, Brownjohn's longstanding addiction to alcohol and hard drugs ended his life during his prime. Sex and Typography is a book about his truncated life and amazing work.

The first part provides an oral history of Brownjohn told through his friends and coworkers, while the second part reviews some of his body of work with short e
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Eric
Jan 09, 2010 Eric rated it really liked it
A thorough visual and sad oral history of a design genius who died too young. Brownjohn was probably the 20th century master of the "big idea" approach to communication design, which he elevated with wit and poetry that is as rare today as it was then.
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