Martin Barker

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


Personal Project, 2018

I found this wonderful description of Franz Peter Schubert in the book ‘Listen to this’ by Alex Ross and decided to illustrate a portrait of the famous maestro. Schubert was a great composer of songs. So to celebrate his brilliance in setting word to music I placed his portrait centre-stage creating an interesting shape for the text to wrap around.

Stylistically, I wanted the design to emulate the flamboyant typography, colours and textures of the period. I loved the stipple shadings used in 19th century illustration and learnt new texturing, patterning and roughening techniques in illustrator to imitate this style.


Martin Barker
Graphic Design • Illustration • Animation


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