Latest Posts from Dominic Cruz

Supernew Supergraphics (2014)

In a partnership between Toby Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, a publishing company known as Unit Editions was created from their joint passion for writing and design. The book “Supernew Supergraphics” actually references a book written in the 1960’s simply known as “Supergraphics.” The original was written by a group of “radical architects” who broke the…

Adrian Shaughnessy

Dominic Cruz History of Graphic Design Who’s Who in Graphic Design   Adrian Shaughnessy: A Great, Yet Reserved, Designer   Adrian Shaughnessy is a mysterious fellow. While a plethora of information is available on all of his professional work, his personal life remains personal. In my years of research to write biographies, never have I…

North by Northwest

North by Northwest is a thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock about an advertising executive in New York City who is mistaken to be a government agent and has to outrun foreign spies. However, the star of this movie was the famous introduction, designed by Saul Bass in 1959. This experimental sequence is often cited as…

Tropes: The Noble Savage

The trope is The Noble Savage. In the 3 examples that follow the baseline for the Noble Savage stereotype shown below, the noble savage stereotype represents the American Indian who is lives in harmony with the natural world. He is primitive and untouched by the world of the civilized human. More often than not, Noble…