Archive for April, 2019

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…

Junior Harper’s Bazaar – Lillian Bassman

Junior Harper’s Bazaar was a spin off magazine of Harper’s Bazaar that was created in 1945 and ran for four years until 1984. Junior Harper’s Bazaar was intended for teenage girls who were interested in fashion. Lillian Bassman worked under Alexey Brodovitch at Harper’s Magazine in the 1940’s, where she was then offered the position…

Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman was an influential American photographer and painter during the 20th century. She excelled in fashion photography for most of her life, though she had originally started her career in painting. Eventually she went on to become a graphic designer and art director. Bassman niche is that her style of art is immediately recognizable…

Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo is arguably one of Japan’s most prominent and influential graphic artists. Born on June 27, 1936 in the Hyogo prefecture of Nishiwaki, Japan, Yokoo grew up in his country during the prewar period as well as throughout the turmoil of World War II, living to see its impact on Japan. As a child,…

Karin Fong

      One of the most interesting things discussed in the two videos about designer Karin Fong was the way she decided on her career. She talks about how she always knew she wanted a career in the arts but she didn’t know until later that she wanted to make commercials and title sequences.…

John Baskerville’s Bible

Through most of History the King James version of the bible was only allowed to be printed by the king’s printer, printer of University of Cambridge, or printer of University of Oxford. In the year 1758 John Baskerville became the printer for University of Cambridge and in 1763 he printed a King James version of…

John Baskerville’s Virgil

In 1757, John Baskerville published his version of Virgil. Virgil was a poet, and Baskervilles piece was a collection of poetry done in his typeface, Baskerville. The typeface is a transitional type between Old Style and Modern. It is a serif type with delicate thick and thin contrast. This version of Virgil is the first…

John Baskerville

John Baskerville is notable in graphic design for his work with type design and print design. His name may be recognized from the typeface named after himself, Baskerville, a serif type with thin and thick contrast, great legibility, and often used in books or novels. John Baskerville was born at Sion Hill farm in Worcestershire,…

Steff Geisbuhler – NBC

  Steff Geisbuhler is quite possibly known mostly for his conversion of the NBC peacock seen in image 1 to the widely known peacock seen in image 2. John Graham originally designed the peacock in image 1 as a way of showing off that the TV channel had color options, which explains why it is…

Steff Geisbuhler

Steff Geisbuhler is a prominent graphic designer most well known for the NBC peacock logo shown in image 1, as well as the Time Warner Cable logo, which was later redesigned, more on that later. Geisbuhler was born in Zofingen, Switzerland where graphic design is much more prominent and as a kid he would run…