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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…

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…

Chicago Public Library – John Rieben

John Rieban’s importance to graphic design can’t be understated, and the work he designed for the Chicago Public Library, titled Chicago Public Library, was one of many indicators of this. This is my favorite piece by Rieben because it draws the eyes of the viewer with the giant red “a” and brings you closer only…

John Massey

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on July, 6th, 1931, John Massey would come to be known as one of the premiere contemporary graphic designers of the twentieth century. He became interested in design as a young boy, partially following his father’s footsteps into the realm of architecture before eventually finding his niche in graphic design. At…

William H. Bradley

Penfield, Edward, and Pollard, Percival. Posters in miniature. New York: R.H. Russell (1896), pg 240.   The American designer William H. Bradley is one of the most influential designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Regarded as the “American Aubrey Beardsley,” Bradley left behind a legacy of incorporating many  styles into design due…