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Liz Ogbu on Social Impact Design

In Liz Ogbu’s presentation, she talks about her experience being an architect. She explains that her job description does not neatly fall into a category. She instead explains that she would instead call herself an expert citizen, story-teller and a translator. When Ogbu talks about how she is an expert citizen she explains that an…

Who’s Who in Graphic Design: Michael Rock

Michael Rock is a founding partner and Executive Creative of Director of 2×4 Studio located in New York. He attended Union College, where he received a BA in Humanities, and later attended the Rhode Island School of Design to obtain a MFA in Graphic Design. Rock’s career consisted of him teaching as an adjunct professor…

Art Chantry

“Seattle’s unofficial granddaddy of grunge” was born on April 9th, 1954 in Seattle Washington, and has always had an appreciation old-fashioned commercial art despite the incorporation or emergence of new technology. He received this title through the impact of his cultural design commentary seen in his designs of show posters, album covers, magazine design, and…

Jan Lenica

Jan Lenica was born in Poznań, Poland on January 4, 1928 to the famous painter and musician, Alfred Lenica. His father encouraged him to be a pianist thus attending a music based secondary school in 1947. He switched paths and graduated from Warsaw Polytechnic in 1952 with a degree in Architecture. Warsaw Polytechnic is the…

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Robert Alexander Goettge GD 203 Biography of Charles Rennie Mackintosh It can be seen throughout history that design in its many mediums, (i.e., Architecture, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Painting, etc.), evolve through the adaptations provided by exceptional artists in extraordinary circumstances. These evolutions often occur through the integration of previously known historical traditions with contemporary circumstances…

Tomoko Miho

Tomoko Miho was a Japanese-American graphic designer. Not much is known about her parents or her earlier years. Her father was a farm laborer who migrated from Japan and her mother was a US-born citizen. Miho was born in Los Angeles, California on September 2, 1931, and passed away on February 10, 2012, at the…

Who’s Who: Ruth Ansel

As a kid, I have always been obsessed with editorial magazines. Since the age of 12, I have collected everything from Teen Vogue, Elle, Vogue, and W Magazine. It wasn’t that I wanted to read them as much as it was I loved looking at them. Seeing a glossy new cover in my mailbox each…

John Baskerville Biography

John Baskerville was born in Worcestershire, England on January 28, 1706. He was a notable printer in Birmingham, England and his typefaces are still used today. When he was young he worked engraving tombstones, but by the time he was 20 he was working as a writing teacher and in charge of an engraving business.…

Roman Cieslewicz

Roman Cieslewicz          Roman Cieslewicz was a Polish graphic designer. He was born on January 13, 1930 and died on January 21, 1996 in Paris, France. “Cieslewicz earned widespread international recognition, exhibiting his works throughout the world. He was one of the founders of the Polish poster school which promoted an aesthetic…

A. M. Cassandre

Cassandre sliced a path for designers, with his innovative combinations of modern techniques and his view of the environment being part of the design. Cassandre was an artist who delved into a little bit of everything: advertising through poster design, typefaces, stage and costume design, and even logo design. He set an example for designers…

George Lois

George Lois was born in New York City on June 26, 1931, into the family of hardworking Greek immigrants. Being the son of working class Greek immigrants, Lois was introduce to work at a young age, as he first began working at the age of 5 in his father’s flower shop. Witnessing the world of…

Tobias Frere-Jones

Tobias Frere-Jones is a type designer from New York City. He still lives and works there, at a type foundry in Brooklyn called Frere-Jones Type. He was born on August 28, 1970, in Brooklyn to Elizabeth Frere and Robin Jones. His mother, Elizabeth Frere, was an English native hailing from Kent, a county right outside…

Sagmeister’s AIGA Poster

Stefan Sagmiester had an event happening at the American Institute for Graphic Arts or (AIGA) and it required a poster for advertisement. As opposed to the regular convention of creating a digital poster or a handwritten flyer, Sagmiester took to his body. Using his FART style, he took an exacto knife and carved all of…

Beatriz Feitler: Female Designer and Pioneer

One may not recognize the name Bea Feitler, but they most likely will be familiar with her work. The cover of Rolling Stones with John Lennon posing naked with Yoko Ono, the feminist magazine Ms. that was cofounded with female icon Gloria Steinem, and the covers of popular magazines Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair. From…