Archive for April 17th, 2021

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Hand Soap

If you didn’t already know about this hand soap– invest in bottle or two. You can thank me later. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day is the epitome of great branding for hand soap. The label’s graphic design is crisp and distinguishable organized by colors that coordinate with the fragrance of the soap. The typography of the…

Phil Baines Project Piece (1/2)

This project is one of Phil Baines most recognized works, Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005. In it, Baines looks back over the history of the Penguin publishing company’s book design as it changed from the very first cover to the most recent one. Anyone would recognize the classic orange penguin on various renown literature that would be found…

Phil Baines Project Piece (2/2)

  The second project that I will be covering is Phil Baines’ 1994 ‘Yak’ 2 poster. This poster was published as a part of Why Not Associates, a graphic design company that Baines’ has done freelance work for frequently. The poster was released along with a few other posters through Why Not Associates. In an interview on…

– Phil Baines Biography –

The artist that I chose for my project is Phil Baines. In 1958, He was born in Kendal, Cumbria, Cumbria is a small county in northwest England. Phil Baines did not immediately begin in the world of Graphic Design. Before pursuing graphic design, Phil Baines went to school and studied to become a Roman Catholic priest at Ushaw College, Durham. He…

Hyper! HARUMI GALS!!

Harumi Gals is an ongoing project by Harumi Yamaguchi that began in the 1970s. The difference between HARUMI GALS and Harumi Gals is that the all-caps version of the title refers to the exhibitions and the italicized version refers to the series that has been going on since the 1970s. The Harumi Gals exhibition I…

HARUMI’S SUMMER

HARUMI’S SUMMER was an exhibition project that was a collaboration between Harumi Yamaguchi and YOSHIROTTEN, a Japanese graphic artist and art director. It was presented in the summer of 2018 at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. It has been described as an artistic “jam session”, combining the creative abilities of two Japanese artists.…

Harumi Yamaguchi

Harumi Yamaguchi is a Japanese visual artist and painter. She was born in 1941 in Matsui, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. She trained at the Tokyo University of Art, majoring in oil painting. She started her career as a freelance worker and made advertisement illustrations for PARCO, a department store chain in Japan that “incorporates other cultural…

The Nose Number 20

This illustration was created for The Nose, a publication by Chwast dedicated to relevant (sometimes trivial) social issues. In Number 20, published in 2009, Chwast titles the issue “Crime Today.” The image features a gun loaded with colorful bullets, with each bullet labeled and intended for a specific target. The contrast between the comical coloring…

Protest Against the Rising Tide

Created in 1964, Protest Against The Rising Tide is a poster done by Seymour Chwast, for Booth’s Gin company, promoting the sale of Booth’s alcohol. The poster features the words “Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity,” with a small line of font at the bottom stating “Serve Booth’s House of Lords, the non-conformist gin…