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Silas Munro : Art 1

Polymode is the website/platform that was created by Silas Munro and Brian Johnson. It is a platform that allows their clients to create websites, advertisments, poetry, books, exhibitions, ect. “Polymode is a studio that leads the edge of comtemporary graphic design through poetic research, learning experiences, and making cool shit for clients in the cultural…

The Imprint

Edward Johnston published a journal in 1913. He did not work on this journal alone. He made and published the journal with three other typographic designers that went by the names F. Ernest Jackson, J. H. Mason, and Gerard Meynell. The title of the journal they made together is The Imprint (printing trade periodical). It…

The Athlete Trope

Tropes In The Media – The Athlete           The position of the athlete is defined as usually the cool kid due to their glory when winning trophies and awards for their specific school. But with the Athlete status many people have define the athlete kids many different ways. For example for…

Evil Dead

Lauren Allen The trailer starts with a large title screen that fits the theme, with typography that get increasingly bigger as it seems to pop out at the viewer. There is a black background and it feels like the camera is zooming into the letters, to emphasize the movie title, “Evil Dead”. The scene looks…

Michael Rock: It Is What It Is

It Is What It Is, is a collective of images and work from the 2×4 studio. The images were compiled by of 2×4’s founding partners, Michael Rock. This book is very important in that it directly reflects the ideology and methodology that Rock showcases in his work and what the 2×4 studio aligns with as…

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…

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…

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…