Martin Barker

Martin Barker is London-based graphic designer with specialist skills in illustration and animation.


Personal Project, 2017

Seventy-two is a magic number. Whenever I see it, I think it’s lucky, superstitious I know, a bit crazy – yes, but very comforting. For me it has a special significance, marking a special year in my life and is part of a sequence of numbers that I work with everyday when setting type – 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 and 72.

Following a strict creative process. I decided to create a logo design from this number and choose one idea from a pageful of thumbnail sketches to develop. Using a diagonal grid as a sturdy foundation for its construction, I traced the sketch in Illustrator and made a series of different versions – mono, whiteout, two colour and 3D.

Sketch and logo grid


3D version


Martin Barker
Graphic Design • Illustration • Animation


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