David Bowie

David Bowie memorial project launches plans to construct the ZiggyZag

A campaign to establish a permanent memorial to David Bowie in his birthplace of Brixton in London was launched today at the Royal Festival Hall. The proposed artwork – termed the ‘ZiggyZag’ – is a 9 metre-tall version of Bowie’s famous ‘lightning flash’ make-up design which he sported on the cover of his 1973 album, Aladdin Sane. The planned location for the […]

David Bowie by Duffy

Bowie by Duffy at Proud Chelsea

From Aladdin Sane to Scary Monsters, photographer Brian Duffy helped David Bowie create some his most memorable personas. Original artwork born out of their creative collaboration is now on show at Proud Chelsea

Design among the stars – in search of the secrets of the ★ sleeve

In his artwork for David Bowie’s last album, designer Jonathan Barnbrook provided the musician’s fans with a range of hidden elements to discover. Intrigued by the findings – and the theories behind them – our columnist finally opens up his own vinyl copy to see for himself

Record sleeves of the year #01: David Bowie, ★

News of David Bowie’s death on January 10 2016 shocked the world. Just two days earlier, the musician had turned 69 and released his 25th studio album, Blackstar. The album has since been interpreted as a parting gift from a musician who knew it would be his last. Fans have pointed to clues in the […]

Bowie, Barnbrook and the Blackstar artwork

As the artwork for David Bowie’s new album Blackstar – or ★ – emerges on billboards and social media, its designer Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through his latest collaboration with the singer and musician. In an in-depth interview, he considers his approach to creating a visual language for the album and what designing for music means in 2015

Tom Hingston directs new David Bowie video

Tom Hingston has directed the video for David Bowie’s latest track, I’d Rather Be High. The four-minute film features more than 100 clips of archive wartime footage and typographic details throughout…

Bowie leaves everyone guessing (again)

The video for David Bowie’s third single, The Next Day, from his new album of the same name, premiered online this week to much fanfare, weary head-shaking from the Catholic church and not a little polarised debate, writes Jeremy Garner

David Bowie Is the subject of this V&A book

Graphic design studio Barnbrook has designed the David Bowie Is book which accompanies the V&A’s exhibition of the same name, set to open later this month. We spoke to Barnbrook’s Jon Abbott about the project…

The V&A’s changing face of Bowie print

Bowie stories, it seems, are like London buses today: two seem to have come at once. Here’s a look at a specially commissioned typographic Bowie print to which over 100 designers contributed…

Floria Sigismondi directs new David Bowie video

The video for the second single to be taken from David Bowie’s The Next Day album, The Stars (Are Out Tonight), is directed by Floria Sigismondi and stars Tilda Swinton as a slightly unhinged Mrs B

The ever-changing face of Bowie

David Bowie is a man of many faces, a fact borne out by the selection of 45 7-inch single sleeves soon to be exhibited at The Vinyl Factory in London’s Chelsea…

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