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The Stenberg Brothers

(Image: Vladimir Stenberg, Left, Georgii Stenberg, Right)   The Stenberg brothers were an artistic duo of graphic, poster, and costume designers from Moscow, Russia whose careers flourished during a period in which the nation was adjusting to a new political system following the Bolshevik revolution and Russian civil war. The older of the two, Vladimir…

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy was born in 1895 in a small village called Bácsborsód in southern Hungary. When Laszlo and his siblings were young, the father left them with their mother. The mother then brought her three boys, including Laszlo, to her family where her brother Gusztáv Nagy became a big part in their upbringing. Laszlo was…

William Morris

William Morris was born in London on March 24th, 1834 in a town called Walthamstow (William Morris). The William Morris Society describes Morris in the simplest terms as “an artist, designer, craftsman, writer and socialist dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era,” (William Morris). Coming from a very wealthy family, he was able…

Qian Juntao

Qian Juntao was born in 1906 in Tongxian, Zhejiang Province, China, and was a Chinese contemporary artist. Juntao became interested in the arts at an early age and had a variety of skills that included painting, seal engraving and calligraphy. He was undoubtedly inspired by Lu Xun, an influential Chinese artist that led the cultural…

Eric Gill

Eric Gill (February 22nd, 1982 and died November 17th, 1940) was a British artist best remembered as the typographic designer who created the typeface Gil Sans Serif. Gill originally started his career as studying as an architect while at Chichester Art School in London, he however wouldn’t stay being an architect student for long as…

Jeffery Keedy

The graphic designer that I chose for The Who’s Who in Graphic Design assignment is Jeffery Keedy: Jeffery Keedy was born in Battle Creek, which is a small town in Michigan. Jeffery Keedy is an American designer who currently resonates in Los Angles, California. Jeffery Keedy was born in 1957, and from there, he quickly…

Lance Hidy’s Work With Fly Fishing

As stated before, Lance Hidy has worked on many successful projects throughout his career that have helped him create the reputation he has now. Although I like his work in the photography and graphic design field, I wanted to highlight his passion and the projects he works on with fly fishing. I have only fly-fished…

Lance Hidy

For our “Who’s Who in Graphic Design” Assignment, I chose to highlight American photography, Lance Hidy. Lance Hidy is originally from La Grande, a small city in northeastern Oregon. Hidy was born there in 1946. Hidy paved his path in graphic design starting at the age of 12 when he took classes on italic handwriting…

Philippe Apeloig

Philippe Apeloig is a French graphic designer and typographer; he was born in Paris in 1962. He started his career early while he was a student at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués and at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs during the 1980s and, he is still active until now. During the time Apeloig studied at…

Kate Moross

Life can be dull, boring, maybe even a little sad. What if I told you there was a designer that did the opposite of that. That their work is filled with every shape and color, you could imagine. Endless jumbles of words, squiggles, and paint spills. Would you be interested? Let me introduce you to…

Eddie Opara

Eddie Opara is an impressive figure in the graphic design space, both for his work and his methods for approaching design. Opara is a British man born in the city of Wandsworth, London in 1972. He attended Yale University and the London College of Printing where he majored in graphic design and received his Masters…

Eugene Grasset – S. Ferris

On the 25th of May, 1841 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Eugene Grasset was born. Surrounded by artists, his fate was decided at an early age. His father, Samuel Joseph Grasset was a sculptor and carpenter who had major influence on young Eugene and his career path. Grasset would later become one of the greatest art theorist,…

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…

Karl Gerstner

Karl Gerstner was born on July 2nd, 1930 in Switzerland. He is world-renown for his innovative work as both a painter and graphic designer. He studied at the Allgemeine Gewerbschule school in Basel, Switzerland, and apprenticed as a typographer under Armin Hoffman, Emil Ruder, Fritz Bühler. All of these designers helped to develop the Swiss…