Latest from the Print & Typography Design category

Moholy-Nagy Photograms

Untitled – 1925-1928 This project is one of the many photograms designed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. It was designed sometime between 1925 and 1928 after he met writer, editor, and photographer Lucia Schulz. Around this time, Laszlo became extremely interested and invested in photography and in the qualities of design that it can manipulate, such as…

“Strawberry Thief”

Featured in the image above, “Strawberry Thief” by William Morris is a famous work of art made of printed fabric made on cotton. William Morris is most known for his contribution and work in the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as his design work in wallpaper and tapestry. This piece of art encompasses all…

SHV Think Book 1996-1896 by Irma Boom

Among Irma Boom’s collection of work, she created SHV Think Book 1996-1896 early in her career and published it in 1996. Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, SHV’s CEO, gave Boom the opportunity to create a book that commemorated the centennial of the private and multinational Dutch trading company SHV.  It is a 2,163-page book with only…

Modern Woman by Qian Juntao

The 1930’s marks a major shift in artistic style and design within China as well as the introduction of the “Shanghai style” or “Chinese deco.” Qian Juntao was known to be the most skilled and inventive designer at the time as he was able to create works such as his piece Modern Woman that reflected design…

Morning Glory by Qian Juntao

Many of Qian Juntao’s early works can be characterized by his vivid brushstrokes and the usage of inks rather than oil paints and acrylics. His work encapsulated the traditional painting style known as guó huà, or “national painting.” Juntao’s painting Morning Glory, officially known under the title Qiān niú huā (牵牛花), is a stunning example…

Vivo In Typo – Phillipe Apeloig (2008)

Vivo in Typo was a poster that Apeloig made in 2008 to promote an exhibition of his own poster designs at Espace Topographie de l’art in Paris. The poster’s dimension is 118 x 175 cm, and its medium is silkscreen print on coated paper. Vivo in Typo was one of the special projects to Apeloig…

Jeffery Keedy and Postmodernism in Graphic Design

Jeffery Keedy aside from being a well known type designer and graphic designer is also an influential essayist for the Emigre Magazine. Keedy worked with Emigre magazine for quite a few years contributing essay ideas. Keedy wrote about all kinds of design related topics, but one in particular is his take on Postmodernism and how…

Lance Hidy’s Yosemite and The Range of Light

Being a very accomplished freelance designer and photographer, Lance Hidy has been approached by plenty of design firms and individuals in his field, luring him to work on their projects. Hidy has finished a plethora of projects throughout the years that have helped him gain the reputation he now bears, but there are a few…

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50

The 1995 screenprint on paper features a white background with a black “NO.” The n and o are distinctly different fonts, with the n taking side stage off to the lower left of the dominating o. The edges of the n resemble a sans serif font while the o has more qualities of a serif…

1894 Salon Des Cent Poster – Grasset – S. Ferris

1894 Salon Des Cent Poster   Eugene Grasset’s poster for Salon Des Cent is an intriguing piece because it strays a bit from Grasset’s normal hyper-sexualization of women and moves into a tasteful and modest portrayal of the more more cerebral woman. The woman carries with her a categorization notebook and a writing utensil as…

1891 Harper’s Christmas Issue – Grasset – S. Ferris

1891 Harper’s Christmas Issue   As Grasset’s popularity grew, he was hired by the American magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine to design the Christmas issue cover. The poster was an Art Nouveau style nativity scene, made with color Gillotage techniques. Although less famous than the 1892 Christmas edition of Harper’s, this cover boasts depth, floral design,…

Teddymat

While Karl Gerstner was well known for his work on the magazine Capital, he also did very powerful and influential work in packaging and branding, specifically for Teddymat, a store-brand laundry detergent. Gerstner, Gredinger, and Kutter, the owners of GGK design, were brought in by Coop, a union of Swiss retail chains, in 1964. Their…

Capital Magazine

In 1962, Karl Gerstner was commissioned by Adolf Theobald to design a quarterly magazine titled Capital, that attempted to make economics accessible to the common man while creating a magazine that is appealing to the business sector. The magazine sought to provide a “human view of economics, and an economic view of humanity” (Tochilovsky 1). Gerstner…

AEG Logo – Peter Behrens

The creation of the typeface for the German company Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft, also known by the acronym AEG, was an important project completed by designer Peter Behrens. After the design of the AEG factory by Peter Behrens, the company consulted with him again in order to rebrand themselves. This typeface was specifically designed for AEG and…