Posts Tagged With graphic design

Lester Beall- Cross Out Slums Poster

The United States Housing Authority asked Lester Beall to create a project. The association was also created by President Roosevelt in the 1930’s. The purpose of the United States Housing Authority was created to loan money to states for low cost construction. During this time Beall created the infamous poster titled Cross Out Slums. Beall…

Wild Design: Anatomy Textbook

My last wild design post is going to be on my Anatomy and Physiology For Speech, Language, and Hearing textbook. This class is an anatomy class but instead of learning about how the whole body is set up and how it functions, we only learn about how speech is produced and how people are able…

ART AGAINST AIDS | Dan Friedman

ART AGAINST AIDS is one of Friedman’s later works, made in 1987. This work was made for a coalition of artists and galleries to have an exhibition to raids money to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. From what I can gather about Friedman and his personality, he most likely did this poster for…

Ulm und Basel | Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman had his postgraduate education split between too very different graphic design schools, Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm and Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel.[1] Ulm was a high modernist institution while Basel was more intuitive and exuberant.[2] While teaching at Yale, Friedman used his knowledge of the two extremes of design to help formulate projects for his…

Wolfgang Weingart

Wolfgang Weingart is known for his experimentation in typography, becoming a significant figure in its international development in the 1960s, 70s, and onwards. He is not only recognized for his skills as a graphic designer, but as an instructor. While working at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel, he influenced his students to be more experimental…

Chip Kidd – Jurassic Park

It is impossible to talk about Chip Kidd without mentioning his iconic book cover for Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton in the 1990s. The book cover is rather simple, featuring a black two-dimensional dinosaur on a cream-colored background. The figure takes up the right of the cover, off-centered. The typeface is a bold, san-serif. The…

‘Join the ATS’ by Abram Games

‘Join the ATS,’ a British wartime propaganda poster designed by graphic designer Abram Games, was such a hit that it eventually became widely known as ‘The Blonde Bombshell.’ Printed in 1941, the idea for ‘Join the ATS’ came into fruition after the British military launched a campaign to motivate more women to join the Auxiliary…

David Carson

David Carson joined the graphic design scene relatively late in life. Though born on September 8, 1955, Carson didn’t make a wave in the design world until the 1990s.  Carson went on to study sociology at San Diego State University. There, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and eventually took up a teaching…

The Beggarstaffs – Don Quixote

In 1895, the Beggarstaffs were commissioned by Henry Irving to create a poster advertisement from  A Chapter from Don Quixote, which was a one-act play Irving was starring in. Using their unique collage technique of pasting cut-out shapes of flat colors onto a larger piece of paper, the Beggarstaffs illustrated Don Quixote sitting dignified on…

Fortunato Depero

Fortunato Depero was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor, and graphic designer. He was born on March 30, 1892 in Fondo, Italy. “He grew up in Rovereto and it was here when he first began exhibiting his works, while also serving as an apprentice to a marble worker in 1910. He schooled at Scuola Reale…

Mor­pho­log­i­cal Typogram Pro­gramme

Karl Gerstner’s mor­pho­log­i­cal typogram pro­gramme was published in 1968. It is one of the many books that he wrote about art and graphic design. The mor­pho­log­i­cal typogram pro­gramme contains principles that Gerstner used in his world-renowned graphic design. These principles include systems and defined parameters that graphic designers could learn about and use in their…

The Beggarstaffs – Hamlet

Hamlet was a poster advertisement the Beggarstaffs designed in 1895 for Gordon Craig, who was their friend and also an emerging actor starring in the aforementioned play. This project was a big deal for the Beggarstaffs; not only would it be their first collaboration, but Craig was also the son of Ellen Terry, a famous…

Lauren Hom: Flour Crowns

Back in March 2017, Lauren Hom started a project known as Flour Crowns. On her website, she says that this project stemmed from her love for food and puns. The project can be best described as photographs of women wearing flour crowns, and yes you read that correctly, flour not flower. Hom says that as…

Lauren Hom: Googleplex Mural

One of Lauren Hom’s most recent commissions was to create a mural for Google. She designed and executed a 12 foot by 16 foot hand painted mural in Google’s VR offices located in San Francisco, California with the help from her two painting assistants, Chie Tamada and Jenna Carando. The mural features the phrase, “We’re…