If you need to get an aspiring graphic designer a present, ‘Reasons to be cheerful’, a book on Colin Fulcher AKA Barney Bubbles’ life work, should do the trick. A radical graphic designer during the 70’s and 80’s, he’s primarily known for his designs for Stiff and Radar records. Bubbles also resdesigned NME in 1978, who still use the masthead logo he created. The book is the first full retrospective of his storied career, get it from Amazon.

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