Designer Alphabet-Doctor


Choosing three letters and a designer create three posters in the style of the designer for each of the letters. The letters I got were D,G and V and the designer was Jonathan Barnbrook. After seeing some of his typography work used on a poster at uni, it reminded me of circular gallifreyan and from this I decided to base my posters around the theme of Doctor Who. These show my final outcomes.

For most of my poster designs I used screen-printing with mono printing and lino printing. I designed my posters in a way so that I would do as much printing as possible and was able to do any screen-printing wither by having the image on the silkscreen or use a hand cut stencil.

I focused mainly on the typography work of Jonathan Barnbrook and looked at some of his work online and in The Barnbrook Bible

Doctor Poster Development

I had three ideas at the beginning for this poster.

  • My first was the use of the gallifreyan of the doctor’s name that is on the side of the cot in the TV series with the names of the companions around it.
  • The second was the doctors name in gallifreyan and in front an image of all of the doctors.
  • The third was an image of either the first or eleventh doctor with the ‘poem’ On the Fields of Trenzalore printed over the top.

I cut the stencils and made several prints and chose the best out comes for this poster I used the hand cut stencils I made, due to this I added the typography to the posters in Photoshop.


These are the stencils and the screen prints that I made from them. From my design ideas I narrowed it down to two designs the first was an image of one of the doctors regeneration with the Trenzalore poem printed over the top, using some of the fonts created by Jonathan Barnbrook.

These two images of Barnbrook artwork are the main inspiration for the Doctor Poster with the Trenzalore poem printed over the top.

I also had another design that was similar to be used with the image of the 11th Doctor which was using the quote “Bow ties are cool”

The other design was using the Gallifreyan Doctors name in one of the episodes and having the names of all the Doctors assistants around it. The inspiration for this idea came from these artworks from the “Barnbrook Bible”


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