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Fred Woodward Rolling Stone

This 1993 cover of Rolling Stone magazine featuring a topless Janet Jackson, whose chest is covered only by the hands of her then-husband René Elizondo, is one of the more iconic covers. Elizondo is not actually pictured, only his hands, so as not to take away from the statement the image is making. The cover was…

Fred Woodward

Fred Woodward was born 1953 in Louisville, Mississippi, a small agricultural community of about 500. Growing up in a community focused on agriculture, most people did not understand his passion and interest for art and graphic design, including his parents. When he left Louisville to attend college at Mississippi State University then University of Memphis,…

Katherine McCoy

Katherine McCoy, born in Illinois on October 12th, 1945, is an American graphic designer in the industrial design field. In the early stages of her career, she chose to study Industrial Design at Michigan State after discovering the field on a family trip to the Museum of Modern Art at the New York’s World Fair.…

Jan V. White: Designing for Magazines

The third portfolio piece I chose to showcase by Jan V. White is his publication, “Designing for magazines”. Published by R. R. Bowker Company in 1982, “Designing for magazines” presents the concept of editing-by-design and how it can be effective and successful in publications. White presents design solutions and approaches for front covers, back covers,…

Will there be War- Lester Beall

A personal favorite of mine from Lester Beall’s collection would be his “Will there be War poster.” Winston Churchill is one of my favorite historical figures from World War 11, and to see this legendary artist use Churchill for one of his pieces got me excited. Beall was commissioned by the Crowell Publishing Company to make…

Hitler’s Nightmare-Lester Beall

Biography by R. Roger Remington  March 01. “1992 AIGA Medalist: Lester Beall.” AIGA | the Professional Association for Design, 1992, www.aiga.org/medalist-lesterbeall. One piece that I believed to be a highlight of Lester Beall’s work was “Hitler’s Nightmare.”  Beall was commissioned by the Crowell Publishing Company to create Hitler’ Nightmare. The piece later appeared on Collier’s magazine in 1939. This…

Jan V. White: Color For Impact

Another aspect of design that was important to Jan V. White was color and the use of color in print. Back in the seventies and eighties when bright colors were all the rage, White published another book in 1996 on the impact of color, which he called, “Color For Impact”. Color For Impact explains color…

Jan V. White: Designing for Magazines

Of his two hundred publications, Jan V. White published a couple very important books for designers and non-designers, which became key to understanding print design and publication. One of his most popular books, published in New York in 1988 by Watson-Guptill Publications, was “Graphic Design For The Electronic Age”. This piece was important for White…

Jan V. White

Jan V. White was born in Prague, Czech Republic on April 6, 1928 to mother, Emil Weiss and father, Alex White. His parents were large contributions and influencers within White’s life. His mother, Emil Weiss, was a well-known architect and illustrator, while his father, Alex White, was a writer and educator. Educated in England at…

Knoll Designs

In Judging a Book By Its Cover, I reviewed “Contemporary Furniture and Textiles” by Knoll Associates. I found this to be an interesting choice because as a design student interested in interiors, I am familiar with Knoll in the contemporary sense. Upon checking it out from special collections, my first inclination was that it was…