Paul Barnes is a unique breed of graphic designer specializing in typography and publication design. In the early 90s he worked for Roger Black redesigning Newsweek, U.S. and British Esquire and Foreign Affairs. At the same time he was art directing Esquire Gentleman and U&lc. Later he also art directed Spin.
Since 1995 he has lived and worked in London closely with Peter Saville creating identities for Givenchy, ‘Original Modern’ for Manchester as well as several music-based projects for bands such as New Order, Joy Division, gay Dad and Bjork.
He is a recipient of the Black Pencil from the D&AD and was nominated for the Design Museum ‘Designer of the Year’ in September of 2006 and was named one of the 40 most influential designers under 40 in Wallpaper. The following year the Guardian named him as one of the 50 best designers in Britain.
Brussels based designer Carine Collin has crafted some extremely simple yet profoundly attractive work for publishing.
There is some gorgeous design for print in the portfolio of Design Unit.
“Designunit creates visual expressions for brands through graphic design and imagery. Our work includes design and art direction of visual identities, packaging, interactive design, magazines and books.”
Elektrosmog has a virtual smorgasbord of work for publishing. To spare myself from rewriting their biographical information, you can read it below copied directly from their website:
“Elektrosmog is a graphic design studio established by Valentin Hindermann and Marco Walser in Zurich 1999. Since then Elektrosmog has been producing numerous printed matter projects such as catalogues, artist books, magazines, posters, plastic bags and beer mats, as well as identities for film production companies, restaurants and exhibitions. Whenever possible Elektrosmog designs its own fonts, some of them are distributed through lineto.com. Regularly Elektrosmog collaborates with other graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or web programmers. In 2006 Elektrosmog expanded its team through Simone Koller.”
Their site can be a bit of a chore to navigate but once you get the hand of it there is page after page of attractive layouts to inspire.