Posts Tagged With information graphics

Franklin and Jefferson Graphics: Charles Eames

The first piece of work that I am analyzing are the Franklin and Jefferson Graphics. These graphics were designed by Charles and Ray Eames around 1975-1976. The Eames officed designed these posters and catalogs for an addition to its final exhibition called The World of Franklin and Jefferson. This exhibition was created in honor of…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

Throughout their entire existence as a species, snakes have developed an unmistakable reputation as a versatile trope. These coldblooded creatures are a universally- recognizable symbol in myth in media, and possess certain qualities that stretch their existence as a species into their meaning as a symbol harnessed by innumerable cultural contexts and media outlets.  Today,…

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…

The Pope and the Penis

In 1990, Gran Fury was invited to exhibit in the “Aperto” section of the Venice Biennale.  They used this platform to criticize the position of the Catholic Church towards the AIDS crisis in a work entitled “The Pope and the Penis.” The work is made up of two huge posters hung next to each other. …

Jan V. White info design

Another aspect of design that was important to Jan V. White was color and the use of color in print. Back in the seventies and eighties when bright colors were all the rage, White published another book in 1996 on the impact of color, which he called, “Color For Impact”. Color For Impact explains color…

Jan V. White work

Jan V. White: Portfolio Piece #1   Of his two hundred publications, Jan V. White published a couple very important books for designers and non-designers, which became key to understanding print design and publication. One of his most popular books, published in New York in 1988 by Watson-Guptill Publications, was “Graphic Design For The Electronic…