Championed as a "fashion bible" of the 1980s, The Face managed to continuously influence fashion, music and style trends for over two decades. Published in Great Britain, the magazine attained an international status and represented much of the styles associated with 1980s culture and design. Designer Neville Brody's first career success was as an art director for the magazine where he established a name for himself through his use of experimental typographic design. The magazine lasted for 24 years before, amidst a swarm of competitors and a continuing decline of sales, it was forced to close its doors.
Neville Brody's career as art director for the magazine lasted for 5 years, from 1981 to 1986.