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W.E.B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, born in February 23, 1868, was raised in Great Barrington. He received a bachelor’s degree from both Fisk University and Harvard College before receiving a scholarship to attend the sociolog graduate school at Harvard. Du Bois then received a fellowship to attend the University of Berlin. While in Europe, he…

Amy Lee Walton

Amy Lee Walton is a multidisciplinary designer who “walks the line between creative and coder” (Holewski and Alejandro). She’s a designer, cartographer, speaker, “do-gooder” and adventurer. According to her biography page on her portfolio website, she thrives most when she’s solving big, ambiguous problems and loves to share what she learns while doing so. She…

Lance Wyman

Lance Wyman was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1937. He is still currently alive and working as a graphic designer. After high school Lance Wyman attended Pratt Institute to study industrial design, however, in his final year he started to gravitate more towards graphic design but finished his degree in industrial design in 1960.…

Erik Spiekermann: FF Meta

FontFont (FF) Meta is a typeface family created by the renowned German type designer Erik Spiekermann. Released in 1991, this typeface is derived from a previous unused commission for the Deutsche Bundespost (German Federal Post Office), specifically for identification tags and labels. However, when the typeface was never used in production, Spiekermann and his company…

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann (born May 30, 1947) is a German typographic designer, information architect, member of the European Design Awards Hall of Fame, and on the supervisory board of global design consultancy edenspiekermann (edenspiekermann 2019). While completing his degree in Art History at Free University of Berlin, Spiekermann worked as a letterpress printer – primarily working…

Henry Wolf

Henry Wolf was an Austrian-born American graphic designer who specialized in design for magazines and photography. He had a huge influence on magazine design during the 1950s and 1960s with his skillful and bold typography combined with his iconic and surreal photography. Wolf was born in Vienna, Austria where he was part of a Jewish family.…

Emily Oberman

Emily Oberman’s parents met each other at Cooper Union. Emily Oberman grew up in Yonkers, New York. She went to Cooper Union to study design and filmmaking, she even added that she loved Cooper Union and that Cooper Union is in her blood. Later on, she began her career at the legendary Tibor Kalman at…

Otto Neurath

Otto Neurath is probably best remembered now for his groundbreaking design work dealing with pictograms, specifically his development of ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education). However, he is also known as a great philosopher and economist. Otto Neurath was born in Vienna in 1882. Otto’s father was a prominent social reformer and political economist.…

Kali Nikitas

Kali Nikitas was born in 1964 and she is known for many jobs. Her jobs include an academic administrator, a graphic designer, and a curator. she received an MFA from CalArts in graphic design and a BFA in graphic design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kali is currently Chair of the Communication Arts…

Kan Tai-Keung

Dr. Kan Tai-Keung is a world-famous artist and designer. As the first Chinese to be selected as a member of “Who’s Who in Graphic Design” in Switzerland in 1995, Kan left a great impression on the world with his ink paintings and his combination of art designs with traditional ones.   Kan was born in Guangdong,…

Bradbury Thompson

Design is an industry perhaps only rivaled by professional athletic endeavors in its appointment of de-facto “figureheads” that spearhead the very nature of the topic in new and interesting directions. Design is not like accounting, where processes are grown and developed by committees, but instead it is an industry frequently revolutionized by those who dare…

Emil Ruder

Emil Ruder was a Swiss graphic designer and typographer born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1914. Ruder began his education within the field of design at the young age of 15 years old as an intern for a typesetting compositor. He then went on to study typography in a number of different settings including Paris and…

Frederic Goudy

“My craft is a simple one. For nearly forty years I have endeavored constantly to create a greater and more general esteem for good printing and typography, to give printers and reader of print more legible and more beautiful types than were hitherto available.” (The Anatomy of a Typeface) Born in 1865, Frederic Goudy spent…