Stuffed

Graphic Compendiums (1988 - 1990)
Posters for the 3 issues of Stuffed

Stuffed was essentially an archiving/documentation project for the graphic design work Philip Brophy had been providing for → ↑ → projects, as well as commissioned work under the banner of Autist Inc. and assorted other commissions. All issues of Stuffed were photostatted, with silk-screened covers on coloured card.

Stuffed 1 - Alphabets

Background

Single letter font designs plus essay

Credits

Designer/writer - Philip Brophy

1988

Published by Stuff Publications

Overview

from the original Stuff Publications flyer

"A collection of single-letter creations and one-off typographic experiments designed by Philip Brophy between 1986 and 1988. Includes his written proposition touching on visual-linguistic comprehension and perception; type formulation and legibility; the role of identity in monograms and trademark designs; cultural rhetoric in typographic style; problematics in computer-generated faces; and parameters of illegibility in perceptual experimentation. Heavy on the eye."

Technical

Contents

A through to Z - 2 logograms each.

samples © 1988

Stuffed 2 - Logos

Background

Miscellaneous commissioned logo designs.

Credits

Designer/writer - Philip Brophy

1990

Published by Stuff Publications

Overview

from the original Stuff Publications flyer

"Philip Brophy's fascination with the written word - that is, how it looks - continues. A decade's worth of his accepted and rejected logotype designs from 1978 through to 1988. Great for graphic designers who want to rip-off real cool-looking logos."

Technical

Contents

A through to Z - multiple logos for each.

samples © 1990

Stuffing 3 - Art : Graphics

Background

Miscellaneous faces from commissioned design work.

Credits

Designer/writer - Philip Brophy

1990

Published by Stuff Publications

Overview

from the original Stuff Publications flyer

"More designs by Philip Brophy. This one's on faces - weird ones, straight ones, malformed ones, you name it. After looking through this collection, you'll never be able to face yourself again.

Technical

Contents

Taken mostly from designs for weekly newsprint ads for Au-Go-Go Records, Melbourne.

samples © 1990