John Warwicker
Background information
Born UK
Occupation Graphic designer
Years active 1980s-present
Associated acts Sting
The Rolling Stones
Duran Duran
Graphic Designer

John Warwicker (born 1955, London, UK) is a British graphic designer, whose work has included Duran Duran album and single sleeves.


Some of John's earliest work includes designing the record labels for Duran Duran's "Planet Earth" / "Anyone Out There" in 1980 before the band were signed to EMI, which were intended to be released as a 7" single on their own Tritec Music label (5000 produced).

John who currently lives in Melbourne, Australia is a founding member of 'Tomato' in 1991, a multi-disciplinary design and art cooperative who have worked with many of the world's leading brands and organisations. As well as being the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Warwicker was made the first foreign member of the Tokyo Type Director's club in 2004, and is currently advisor to the British Council's European Design Board and adjunct professor of Architecture and Design at University of Technology, Sydney.

Tomato specializes in: architectural design, consultancy, drawing, education, electronic interactive media, film & commercial direction, graphic design, fashion, motion graphics, music & sound, strategy, branding & identity, photography, publishing, title sequences, typography and writing. Currently, tomato has studios in London, New York, Tokyo and Melbourne.

Since the 1980s John's work has included the cover designs for Every Breath You Take: The Single (1986) by The Police, Sting's Bring On The Night video (1986), art direction on Suzanne Vega's "Solitude Standing" single (1987), and art direction on Bryan Adam's Into The Fire (1987). Other work includes art direction & design on Duran Duran's Astronaut album (2004) and "Sunrise" single (2004).

A selection of John Warwicker's workEdit

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