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Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank Logo, created in 1973 by Anton Stankowski When Deutsche Bank was becoming an international financial institution –  present in 47 countries,  in the early 1970s, the executives of the company decided that it was time to replace their logo which had been in use since the 1930s with a new symbol. One that…

Who’s Who: Biography

Anton Stankowski was born June 18, 1906 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Stankowski started his career serving as an apprentice church painter and decorator during his formative years in the early 1920s, after this, he studied graphic design, typography, and photography at the Folkwangschule in Essen. He used this education to begin working in his most notable…

Edward McKnight Kauffer

Born December 14th in 1890, Edward McKnight Kauffer was an American artist and graphic designer who focused on poster art, but also worked as a painter, book illustrator, and theater designer. Beginning his studies at California School of Design in 1910, it was here that he earned the attention of Professor Joseph McKnight from the…

Susan Kare: Microsoft 3.0’s Solitaire

Susan Kare is best known for her work at Apple, but she also created work for Microsoft as well. In 1990, Microsoft 3.0 was released. With the intent of becoming a more personable brand, this version of the software began shipping with smaller games on them. One such game was Solitaire, a game famously known…

Susan Kare: a biography

Susan Kare is an American graphic designer born in Ithaca, New York on February 5th, 1954. She’s received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College as well as an M.A. and Ph.D from New York University.  Her legacy is one comprised of monumental success across a medium which had been relatively new. Kare is deemed as…

– Phil Baines Biography –

The artist that I chose for my project is Phil Baines. In 1958, He was born in Kendal, Cumbria, Cumbria is a small county in northwest England. Phil Baines did not immediately begin in the world of Graphic Design. Before pursuing graphic design, Phil Baines went to school and studied to become a Roman Catholic priest at Ushaw College, Durham. He…

Harumi Yamaguchi

Harumi Yamaguchi is a Japanese visual artist and painter. She was born in 1941 in Matsui, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. She trained at the Tokyo University of Art, majoring in oil painting. She started her career as a freelance worker and made advertisement illustrations for PARCO, a department store chain in Japan that “incorporates other cultural…

Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast, often called “the left-handed designer,” is an American graphic designer known for his diverse body of work and notable influences on illustration, typeface, and visual culture throughout the last century. Referred to as a “revolutionary of visual culture,” Chwast is most famous for his commercial artwork, which include posters, magazine covers, and publicity…

W.E.B. Du Bois: Acres of Land Owned

A piece that Du Bois created from “The Georgia Negro” series that was made to be showcased at the World Fair in Paris was the Acres of Land Owned by Negroes in Georgia. Because of the strict time constraints presented by the exhibition date, Du Bois and his team hand painted with water color on…

W.E.B. Du Bois- Du Bois Spiral

  Du Bois was invited to create a schowcase of Afrian American living at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. However, this World Fair was inadvertdently also a celebration of French and European imperialism, even going so far as to display “villages” where black people were presented in a derogative manner, as conquests of the empire.…

Barbara deWilde

Barbara deWilde was born in 1962. She is a physical and digital designer with a focus on typography, graphic design, art direction, and interaction design as well as a mentor for other designers. deWilde is currently an Executive Creative Director in the Product and Design group at The New York Times where she oversees a…

El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky’s full name is Eleazar Markovich Lisitskii, where he was born on November 1890 in the Russian town of Pochinok, which was considered a Jewish-populated community. He traveled a bit when he was younger moving from Pochinok to Vitebsk to spend his childhood years and then to Smolensk where he would start attending secondary…

Wolfgang Weingart

Wolfgang Weingart is a well known figure in the realm of graphic design and typography. According to “Wolfgang Weingart: Biography, Designs and Facts,” his work can be characterized as Swiss Typography. To include some background information, Weingart was born in Southern Germany in the year 1941. More specifically, he was born in Constance at the…

Results of the First Five Year Plan (Stepanova)

  Varvara Stepanova was well known for her contributions to the USSR in Construction, a magazine of the time period. This particular magazine used propaganda focusing on the industrialization of the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. This photo montage, created by Stepanova in 1932, was dedicated to the success of the first Five-Year Plan that…

Jonathon Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook was born in 1966 in Luton, United Kingdom, and still works there today. He is a graphic designer, filmmaker, and typographer. He spent 8 years at college and he says his education was free. He studied at Luton’s Barnfield College, Croydon College, Saint Martin’s School of Art as well as Royal College of…