Designer Alphabet-Gallifrey


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


Gallifrey Poster Development

I had two ideas at the beginning for this poster.

  • The first idea was to have the word Gallifrey in circular gallifreyan and then something written over the top in a similar style to what is on the front of The Barnbrook Bible
  • The second was a skyline-type design using the shots of Gallifrey that had been shown in the TV series.

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.

The end result of this poster combined both ideas. I experimented with the use of lino printing for this one but it didn’t make it in to the final design.


These are the stencils and the screen prints that I made from them.

This image of Barnbrook artwork are the main inspiration for the Gallifrey poster.

For this poster design I mainly used screen printing and mono printing techniques. On one version of this poster design I used lino printing.

These are some of the mono prints made for the poster, I chose the best out of these for the end result of the poster.

This is the lino printing used on one of the versions.

Here is the final version of the poster, There is  the black and white version using the unaltered prints, and the coloured version where the text and colour was added in Photoshop.


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