Barrie works alongside Philippa Wood as part of The Caseroom Press, an award winning independent collective who make and publish Artists’ Books. His own work explores the nature of collaboration in Graphic Design as well as his interests in concrete poetry, phase music, ‘dead technologies’ and book arts.
He studied at St. Martins School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and has since worked in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lincoln. Alongside his role here as a Senior Lecturer, he continues to work as a freelance graphic designer and typographic consultant. He recently wrote the book ‘Typewriter Art; A modern Anthology’ (Laurence King, 2014).
Barrie’s work is held in various permanent collections, including The Science Museum, The Tate Library and the National Museums and Galleries of Scotland. He has given talks about both that of The Caseroom Press and his own practice across the country.