Posts Tagged With Who’s Who in Graphic Design

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…

A Look Into the Life of Seymour Chwast: A Biography

     Known for his unique variety of illustration and graphics, it had been no wonder that, American, left-handed, designer, Seymour Chwast, was able to make his mark within the world of design. Chwast began to make a reputation for himself around the late 1950s. His works exuded various senses of playfulness and expressiveness that…

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…

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…

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…

Depero’s Project 2

Another one of Depero’s projects that really stood out to me was another theatrical artwork and it is called  Mimismagia. This was a series of costume designs that were created in 1916 for a mimic-acrobatic ballet. “The costumes for Mimismagia were characterized by strange geometrical shapes that seemed to protrude from the body, turning the…

Depero’s Project 1

One of Depero’s projects that first stood out to me was I balli plastici. This is a set design that was created in 1921. In 1917, Depero  began to conceive of a Futurist ballet in which machine-like puppets would replace human actors and dancers.  He felt that this would emphasize the Futurist ideals of technology…

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…

Herbert Matter Biography

Herbert Matter was a world-renowned American focused graphic designer and photographer coming from a Swiss background. Matter was born on April 25th, 1907 in Engelberg, Switzerland. Most people remember him for his innovative use of photomontage in commercial art. His differential and experimental work helped to set trends for twentieth century graphic design. He studied…

Hello Kitty collab with Puzzles and Dragons (2014) – Yuko Yamaguchi Piece 2

Noah Weaver Who’s who’s in Graphic Design Part 2 (projects) Yamaguchi Piece 2 4/3/2020 (Hello Kitty, Gungho Collab, 2014)     In 2014 Hello Kitty and Friends (Sanrio) and Puzzles and Dragons (Gungho) had a multiplatform collaboration (Gungho Admin). Puzzles and Dragons is a mobile based puzzle solving game where players clear candy-crush-esque boards to…

Yuko Yamaguchi – Business ICON!

Noah Weaver Bibliography – Yuko Yamaguchi   Yuko Yamaguchi was born in Kōchi, Japan on October 24th, 1955. She began seriously drawing in the later part of her high school years, where she won a local art competition with a poster she made containing a cute pink character. She later studied Industrial Design at Joshibi…

Georg Olden

Georg Olden was a pioneer for African Americans in the field of graphic design. Olden went from being deserted by his father, to being held back in high school, to dropping out of high school, but eventually ending up being head of on-air promotions at CBS television. His story is an interesting one and could…