Jody Barton (born in London, 1972) studied in London both at Camberwell and the Royal College of Art. He has worked as a commercial illustrator, made... Read More
Jody Barton (born in London, 1972) studied in London both at Camberwell and the Royal College of Art. He has worked as a commercial illustrator, made newspaper illustrations for the Guardian, New York Times and Zeit and runs a T-shirt company in Japan. The artist lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Barton's work stacks basic and combative images with modernist koans to create funny and affecting works that manage to be both oddly humorous and pessimistic. He often uses typography and images combined in a dark humorous style, where word play and comical drawings are intertwined. His style is graphic and illustrative, and often contain a subtle political comment on contemporary social and cultural phenomena. He aims to break down barriers, which is achieved through his original and sharp visual language. In 2022 he has released a print with Limited Works to help raise funds for civilians fleeing from Ukraine and other warzones.
Barton has worked across various media, creating zines, illustrative books, clothing and product design as well as animations. The artworks presented on this page are both screen prints, which you can read more about here, as well as risographs which can be found here. You can also browse all other artists here.