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Stanley Mouse

Stanley Mouse created designs for many top tier bands throughout his time as a designer but one of his most famous is a The Grateful Dead poster he made in 1966. It was one of his collaboration projects with Alton Kelley, a fellow designer Mouse worked with for 15 years. The poster was one of…

Mehemed Fehmy Agha

Mehemed Fehmy Agha was a Turkish designer, art director, and the first magazine editor. He was born in Russia in 1896. He received his education in Czarist Russia, with a degree in economics from Emperor Peter the Great Polytechnic Institute in Kiev as well as a degree in Oriental Languages in France, Paris. He was…

Thomas Geismar

Thomas Geismar is known to be one of the most influential designers in the 20thcentury. He is best known for the firm Chermayeff & Geismar, which he founded with his life-long partner, Ivan Chermayeff. For the past 40 years, Geismar has changed what it means to be a graphic designer. His designs are recognized daily…

Stanley Mouse

    Stanley Mouse was born in Detroit Michigan in the year 1940 with the name Stanley George Miller. He ended up adopting the name Stanley Mouse later in his life. Growing up in a household with a Disney animator for a father led Stanley to develop an intense passion for art. This passion slowly…

Terry Irwin

Before looking any further, no, she’s not the naturalist wife of the legendary crocodile hunter. Trust me, it was my first thought too (and apparently every search engine’s as well). Terry Irwin is an esteemed graphic designer who has made a name for herself in her over 40 years of experience in the field. There…

Thomas Theodor Heine

Germany in the late 1800’s was going through a great number of changes in its governmental and social structures, giving rise to new art and cultural opportunities as well. These upheavals would, of course, lead into the world wars many years later, but preceding those tumultuous times would be the time that Thomas Theodor Heine…

Robert Brown John

Robert Brownjohn was born in 1925 in Newark, New Jersey. His father, a bus driver, died at age twelve. He did the title sequence for the second James Bond Movie, and it was really good! His addiction to drugs, specifically heroin, and his fast-paced lifestyle led to his untimely death at the age of forty-four.…

Fabien Baron

Fabien Baron is an art director and magazine editor, famous for his influential work with Vogue magazine and brands such as Calvin Klein, Givenchy, and Fendi. He was born in Antony, France in 1959. As the son of a newspaper designer, Baron began his own passion for graphic design in 1976, when he began to…

Peter Bil’ak

Peter Bil’ak was born in Czechoslovakia in 1973, now in his mid 40’s lives in the Netherlands. Peter Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, along with the Atelier National de Creation Typographique in Paris, and at Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht. His first major typeface project was published by…

Eddie Opara

Eddie Opara is a successful designer who began his career through his study of graphic design at Yale University in 1997 and working for well-known establishments such as 2×4 and currently, Pentagram. While the projects that he discussed during his presentation were centered towards designing brand identity, publications, packaging, and environments, I discovered that a…

Eddie Opara

        Eddie Opara is one of the twenty-three owners of the Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy. His presentation for NC State’s College of Design spanned various aspects of his work over the expanse of his successful career and gave the audience lots to take away from it, no matter the age…

Reimagined Artwork – Lillian Bassman

At one point in her life, Lillian Bassman was proud of her work, continuously being inspired by the fashion trends of the decade while discovering and experimenting with new printing techniques. That all changed in the era of the 60’s, when she left the fashion profession, she was discouraged and disappointed by the new fashion…