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Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville is an American graphic design, feminist, educator, and artist currently living in Hamden, Connecticut. I was initially drawn to research her based on the range of her popular works and accomplishments, most of which involved standing up for women’s rights. The fact that de Bretteville was born in November of 1940,…

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

In 1999, Sheila de Bretteville redesigned the flooring, walls, and railings of 207th Street Subway Station in Manhattan for the MTA Art for Transit Office. She was inspired by the interviews of subway goers as well as the song “Take the A Train” by iconic jazz musician Billy Strayhorn. From the song, she repeated the…

Alvin Lustig Look Magazine

Alvin Lustig began his creative career in Los Angeles, California but became increasingly upset with what he thought was a scarcity of a creative community. This drove Alvin to move to New York City in 1944 to find a richer, deeper design community. While in New York, Alvin began working in the design department of…