Posts Tagged With Who’s Who in Graphic Design

Virgil Abloh “The-Ten”

Virgil Abloh’s “The-Ten” for Nike is one of the most influential and iconic projects by this designer, and ever. “The-Ten” is Virgils take on ten of Nikes most iconic Sneaker silhouettes, including the Blazer, Air Jordan I, Air Max 90, Air Presto, Air VaporMax, Converse Chuck Taylor, Air Force 1, React Hyperdunk, Air Max 97,…

David Lance Goines – Guinness Poster

David Lance Goines created this poster in 1973 as a tool for self-promotion. The image was printed using seven colors on an 18″ x 24″ sheet of paper using color offset lithograph printing, like Goines’s AIDS Prevention poster that I posted about previously and many of his other poster designs. As I mentioned in my…

David Lance Goines – AIDS Prevention Poster

This poster was designed by David Lance Goines in 1985 for James Brown, M.D., the Director of Student Health Services for the University of California at Berkeley. The poster is entitled “AIDS Prevention,” and it was created as an interesting visual way to warn students against the dangers of AIDS. Goines has his own printing…

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…

Eddie Opara

Eddie Opara is an impressive figure in the graphic design space, both for his work and his methods for approaching design. Opara is a British man born in the city of Wandsworth, London in 1972. He attended Yale University and the London College of Printing where he majored in graphic design and received his Masters…

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 Mimismagia

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 I balli plastici

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…