Posts Tagged With print design

Hiroshima Appeals – Burning Butterflies by Yusaku Kamekura

In 1983, Yusaku Kamekura completed a work for a project called “Hiroshima Appeals”, run by the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation in partnership with the Japan Graphic Designers Association. Kamekura was the first artist to contribute to the 21 piece collection, with his work “Burning Butterflies”. The purpose of the project as explained by these two…

Bradbury Thompson – Showing Off What Paper Can Do

While just one print spread has been selected for this review, this review is generally meant to encapsulate the techniques and styles that were pretty much universally present across all of his print work. This image was sourced from Smashing Magazine (https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2020/08/inspired-design-decisions-bradbury-thompson/) Thompson was quite possibly most notorious for the work he was capable of…

Bradbury Thompson – America At War

Embroiled in the middle of a global conflict that was neither wanted nor supported by the United States population, Bradbury Thompson was tasked with the unenviable challenge of shifting the public sentiment away from isolationism, and towards a confident and revitalized interest in defending the world abroad, even at the cost of the lives of…

Emil Ruder- Project 2

Cover of Swiss typographic magazine “Typographische Monatsblätter” Emil Ruder fervently believed that typography should prioritize communication through the written word above any other principle of design. Although graphic design is largely based on aesthetic elements, the motivation behind the aesthetic choices comes down to one purpose: to share and spread ideas. For this book cover…

Emil Ruder- Project 1

Typographie: A Manual of Design This seminal work of Ruder’s was a book published first in 1967 that encompassed his career in design over the course of 25 years. The publication was translated into many different languages including German, English, and French, and largely contributed to the spread of the Swiss Style of design across…

Emil Ruder

Emil Ruder was a Swiss graphic designer and typographer born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1914. Ruder began his education within the field of design at the young age of 15 years old as an intern for a typesetting compositor. He then went on to study typography in a number of different settings including Paris and…

Jeffery Keedy and Postmodernism in Graphic Design

Jeffery Keedy aside from being a well known type designer and graphic designer is also an influential essayist for the Emigre Magazine. Keedy worked with Emigre magazine for quite a few years contributing essay ideas. Keedy wrote about all kinds of design related topics, but one in particular is his take on Postmodernism and how…

Jeffery Keedy’s Big Happy Typeface Family

Jeffery Keedy has several notable achievements throughout the duration of his career as an American graphic designer. The most notable achievement of Jeffery Keedy’s career was unarguably his creation of the typeface family, Keedy Sans. Keedy Sans is an Adobe font, and is frequently identified and used in the design world. This typeface was created…

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…

Marlene McCarty — Gran Fury

Marlene McCarty is one of several graphic design artists involved in a collaborative called Gran Fury. The projects these designers took part in were for advocating for the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s, when the disease was slowly getting more attention. Gran Fury was the “most institutionalized group that used visual means to fight the…