Forward X Ohne den Hype #8: Anthony Burrill
Together with OHNE DEN HYPE, Forward welcomes you inside the mind of creatives, artists and designers! In intimate and personal conversations with Forward-speakers, industry legends and creative shooting stars, the podcast revolves around personal topics – completely without the hype that usually surrounds them. This eighth edition focuses on the life and creative work of well-known typographer Anthony Burrill who talks to Sven Jürgenmeier about his work for MTV, weird books and his early work in web design.
Anthony Burrills work is instantly recognizable. The simple big letters, the clean but broken up lines, the black and white asthetic. When you see one of his designs it will hit you immediately that this has to be one of his works you are looking at. The graphic designer combines his love for analogue craft skills with positive messages. His pieces all bear the marks of his letterpress process and all its unique happy accidents. You will also find many of his works held in the permanent collections of various museums and exhibited all around the world.
In this episode Anthony and Sven talk about the many lives of Anthony Burrill – about summer jobs, his early work in web design, his work for MTV, cultural changes, weird books and David Hockney . Sven also had a chance to psycho analyse him and to give us an even deeper insight into his inner workings.
Go listen to the full episode and get a glimpse into the mind of Anthony Burrill with us.
Anthony Burrill will hold a talk at Forward Festival Berlin in 2022.