Posts Tagged With graphic design

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…

Atoms for Peace by Erik Nitsche

Pictured above is a poster titled “Hydrodynamics”, designed by Erik Nitsche in 1955 for the General Dynamics Company. This was part of a campaign named “Atoms for Peace” that was meant to signify the company’s commitment to peace during their development of nuclear energy. The name of the campaign was titled after President Eisenhower’s speech…

Multilingual Advertising

My next Wild Design Post is going to be on a Sol de Janeiro body cream. Unlike most fragrance body creams today, this particular one is in a tub like container which is smart advertising considering it stands out compared to all of the other body creams in the plastic tubes. When shopping, customers tend…

Spectre

The James Bond series, originating in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, is arguably one of the most iconic and well-known examples of opening title sequence design. From the original 1962 adaptation of Fleming’s work, Dr. No, a stunning collection of artful and immensely-detailed opening credits followed; resulting from this, certain imagery and even film scores…

North by Northwest

North by Northwest is a thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock about an advertising executive in New York City who is mistaken to be a government agent and has to outrun foreign spies. However, the star of this movie was the famous introduction, designed by Saul Bass in 1959. This experimental sequence is often cited as…

Saul Bass

The designer I chose to research about was Saul Bass. Saul Bass was born on May 8th, 1920 and he was a graphic designer who was well known and worked very well with designing film posters and title sequences for movies. He was born in Bronx, New York from European Jewish immigrants. He was known…

Contemporary Furniture and Textiles

  My first visual impression when viewing the cover of Contemporary Furniture and Textiles was that my attention was immediately drawn to the bolded, red “K” in the middle. The background is filled with contrasting colors of grey and black with the word “Knoll” repeatedly stated. The repetition of these words is highlighted even more…

Hitler’s Nightmare-1939

This piece by Lester Beall was commissioned by Crowell Publishing Company to go into Collier’s magazine by 1939. During this time, America was trying to inspire their citizens into patriotism by use of propaganda posters. This poster in particular was a propaganda against Hitler and his march on the world. Here you are able to…

A. M. Cassandre – Peignot

Cassandre was most well known as a poster artist, but he delved into many different areas of art, including the creation of typefaces. Many of his typefaces were widely used and impactful, with one of the more interesting types being Peignot, which he created in 1937. The type was commissioned by Deberny & Peignot. The…

A. M. Cassandre – Au Bucheron

One of the most important posters created by Cassandre was Au Bucheron, a poster created as an advertisement for a cabinet maker in 1923. The poster itself led to Cassandre’s later and widespread success and fame, winning him recognition and an iconic style. It is a depiction of a man chopping down a tree, not…

Bea Feitler: Good Will to PEOPLE

Ms. magazine was founded in 1972 by Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes. Following an extremely successful first year of publication, Ms. Magazine spread its first holiday issue in December 1972. The Australian Women’s history Network writes, “In seeking to maintain its secular feminist perspective while cultivating a religiously respectful tone, the December 1972 cover by Brazilian designer Bea…

Gert Dumbar: Dutch National Police

Another equally iconic design by Dumbar is that of the then newly unified, Dutch National Police. According to the Studio Dumbar website, “This landmark project began when the merger of the State and Municipal police, two previously autonomous organizations, created one unified national police force. A new identity was required to signal this change to…

Gert Dumbar: Dutch Railways

The main idea of his design work is in creating unique, bold, and innovative brand identities. The first example of his work that comes up the most, as it is arguably his most iconic piece, that’s still being used today. I’m of course talking about his logo design for the Dutch Railways. It was a…