Posts Tagged With print

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…

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…

“18th Didacta/Eurodidac” Worldformat Poster by Wolfgang Weingart

This is the 18th Didacta/Eurodidac Worldformat poster for the convention on teaching aids. Wolfgang Weingart created designs for numerous books, catalogs and posters in his career, this series notably being for cultural and educational institutions. He remained one to test and experiment with new ways to “break” Swiss typography, and he took exploration very seriously.…

Public Health Campaigns are Nothing New

In 1896, in a bout of reformist zeal, New York City passed anti-spitting laws. As one can see from the image, spitting could convey any number of communicable diseases and was an especial concern in the new subways and on the old sidewalks. The biggest enemy listed here is tuberculosis, or “consumption,” also known at…

Body Shimmer

For my first February Wild Design Post I chose my favorite Victoria Secret body shimmer spray. Personally I have found that the packaging of this bottle to be one of the most fitting styles for what is inside the bottle. I love that the perfume itself is a peach colored liquid but that is not…

Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

When examining the 1842 publication of Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic by John Gibson Lockhart, my first visual impressions were an appreciation for the ornate details. As could be seen immediately by the cover page, much thought, effort, and material had gone into printing such incredible work. The sheer amount of color, as well…

Lockhart’s Spanish Ballads

The book from special collections that I chose is called Lockhart’s Spanish Ballads. I walked around the special collections, stopping to inspect several other books when this particular one caught my eye. Like some of the others in the collection, this book was held in a cradle that protected the binding but also required the…

Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

The book I chose was Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic by John Gibson Lockhart (1842). My first visual impression was that this book is pristine and it looks like a luxury item. It is a breathtaking masterpiece of a book and it gave me chills just to look at it. Every inch of the…

John Massey

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on July, 6th, 1931, John Massey would come to be known as one of the premiere contemporary graphic designers of the twentieth century. He became interested in design as a young boy, partially following his father’s footsteps into the realm of architecture before eventually finding his niche in graphic design. At…

Neville Brody Face Magazine

For the second project in the portfolio, I wanted to choose a project that represented a defining moment in Neville Brody’s career. That is, more specifically the work that served as a major launch pad for the rest of his career. Brody was able to gain name recognition relatively early in his career, this is…

Ellen Lupton Cooper-Hewitt work

The final piece that I selected for Ellen Lupton’s portfolio is a recent example of her talents in curation. The work is Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial and is the fifth installment in the museum’s contemporary design series. It was co-curated by Andrea Lipps in 2016. This was a very extensive exhibit that showcased the design of over…

Ellen Lupton work

The second example of Ellen Lupton’s work that I have chosen is her textbook, Thinking with Type, which is one of the most used typography textbooks worldwide. It is an excellent example of her skill as an educator and an author with concise information and examples to help educate the next generation of graphic designers on typography…