Tony Brook studied at Percival Whitley College of Further Education in Halifax West Yorkshire and at Somerset College of Arts and Technology. He established the multi-disciplinary design studio Spin in 1992. As creative director of Spin he has received national and international recognition, winning awards in print, television and cinema graphics, new media, poster design and typography. These include two Silver Pencils from the D&AD, a NY ADC Distinctive Merit Award, two Silvers, a Design Distinction and inclusion in the I.D. Forty from International Design magazine, New York.
Spin has had work published in magazines and books globally. Exhibitions include: ‘Communicate’, an exhibition of British independent graphics since the 1960s, ‘Great Expectations’, a Design Council exhibition on contemporary British design, and ‘Stealing Eyeballs’, a group show at the Künstlerhaus in Vienna. Clients include Boom Boom, the British Council, Design Museum, Crafts Council, Deutsche Bank, Five, the Victoria and Albert Museum, More4, Proa Foundation, Dan Pearson Studio, Sainsbury’s, Tai Ping Carpets, Unilever, and the Whitechapel Gallery. Tony has lectured to both professional and educational institutions internationally.
In 2009 Tony set up Unit Editions, a publishing company with the designer and author Adrian Shaughnessy. In 2011 he was guest curator of ‘Wim Crouwel — A graphic odyssey’ a major retrospective of the Dutch master’s work at the Design Museum in London.