Spin was founded by Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan in 1992.
Patricia Finegan – Managing Director: Patricia moved to London from Dublin in 1983, studied for a degree in Design Management at the University of the Arts, graduating in 1988.
Tony Brook – Creative Director: Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Tony studied at Percival Whitley College of Further Education and then at Somerset College of Arts and Technology in Taunton.
Tony lectures nationally and internationally and is currently an external examiner for the MA Brand Identity course at the London College of Communications. Tony is guest curator of ‘Wim Crouwel - A graphic odyssey’ a major retrospective of the Dutch master’s work currently on show at the Design Museum in London. He was admitted to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2006 and is the current president of the UK chapter.
In 2009 Tony and Patricia set up Unit Editions, a publishing company with the designer, historian and author Adrian Shaughnessy.
Spin has received national and international recognition winning awards in print, television and cinema graphics, digital design, poster design and typography.
Exhibitions featuring Spin’s work include: ‘The Brit Insurance Designs of the year’ exhibition at the Design Museum, ‘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.