Posts Tagged With typography

Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman (1945-1995) was an American designer and educator.[1] Friedman worked with many companies including Citibank[2] before his death is 1995 from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Contents Early Life and Education Teaching Career Design Career Later Life Death More on Friedman’s Work References Early Life and Education Dan Friedman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in…

‘Join the ATS’ by Abram Games

‘Join the ATS,’ a British wartime propaganda poster designed by graphic designer Abram Games, was such a hit that it eventually became widely known as ‘The Blonde Bombshell.’ Printed in 1941, the idea for ‘Join the ATS’ came into fruition after the British military launched a campaign to motivate more women to join the Auxiliary…

I Love NY – Milton Glaser

In 1976, New York was losing popularity and the city was desperate.  Businesses were closing and people were moving away so the Associate Commissioner of Commerce at the time, Bill Doyle, asked Milton Glaser to help create a visualization of the phrase “I Love New York”, in hopes that a logo of sorts would help…

David Carson for Nike

This piece was designed by David Carson for Nike. This piece of work was created as an advertisement for Nike’s Air Challenge. This design piece was significant in David Carson’s career because, after years of only taking part in editorial work, Nike was one of the first companies to contact him and ask him to…

David Carson for Beach Culture Magazine

This piece by David Carson in collaboration with Beach Culture magazine in 1990. This certain piece is significant to Carson’s career for multiple reasons. During his time working for Beach Culture, Carson began to gain more attention from the public. Even though Beach Culture only stayed around long enough to publish six issues, this is…

If Apples Had Teeth – Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser published “If Apples Had Teeth” with his wife Shirley Glaser in 1960. While Shirley wrote the book, Milton did the illustrations and together they started publishing children’s books. “If Apples Had Teeth,” questions why things are the way that they are and how things could be absurdly different.  As the book is meant…

David Carson

David Carson joined the graphic design scene relatively late in life. Though born on September 8, 1955, Carson didn’t make a wave in the design world until the 1990s.  Carson went on to study sociology at San Diego State University. There, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and eventually took up a teaching…

Fortunato Depero

Fortunato Depero was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor, and graphic designer. He was born on March 30, 1892 in Fondo, Italy. “He grew up in Rovereto and it was here when he first began exhibiting his works, while also serving as an apprentice to a marble worker in 1910. He schooled at Scuola Reale…

Lauren Hom

Lauren Hom’s journey began much like many other designers’, as she grew up as a child with a passion for drawing and painting.  She was born and raised in a small town in Southern California outside of Los Angeles. She then moved to New York City at the age of 18 to attend the School…

History of Ships and Seafaring by Erik Nitsche

The image above pictures an illustration from one of Erik Nitsche’s many history books. This one is specifically Volume 2 in The New Illustrated Science and Invention, written by Courtlandt Canby, depicting the history of ships and seafaring. During Erik Nitsche’s later career, he started his own book publishing company and made it a goal…

Stanley Morison

            Stanley Morison was an English typographer, scholar, and historian of printing. He was born on May 6, 1889 in Wanstead, England and he died on October 11, 1967 in London. He spent most of his time growing up at the family home him and his family had in London.…

Kabel Font – Rudolf Koch

Rudolf Koch’s font, Kabel, was released in 1927 as a celebration of the newly created “trans-atlantic cable” (Kabel). While a majority of Koch’s work has undertones of German expressionism due to his attraction toward nationalism, Kabel is simple, clean, and doesn’t leave much to the imagination. As a result, this best falls under German Modernism…

Rudolf Koch

 Despite only living for 58 years, the work of Rudolf Koch between his birth in 1876 and eventual death in 1934 was a cascade by which a series of crucial events in the world of typography and typesetting was propelled into the twentieth century and beyond (Williams).   In his earlier years, Koch did not have…

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…

Kate Moross Vogue UK

This project, designed and created by Kate Moross, was for Vogue UK. They wanted her to draw the backdrop (seen in the featured image) for the Brit Awards in May 2010, and commissioned her based on completion. Each artist performing or hosting at the awards were photographed at the backdrop illustration and were featured in…