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Blog Post 5: Carl Brett

Carl Brett was an Irish typographer born in Cork Ireland in 1928. He studied at the Crawford School of Art and moved to Canada in 1954. Upon arriving in Canada he began working at Vickers and Benson Advertising as both… Continue Reading →

Blog Post 4: Herb Lubalin

Herb Lubalin (1918-1981) was a graphic designer best known for his fabulous typography work. He studied at the Cooper Union in New York and went on to become an art director at several different agencies in town. In 1964 he… Continue Reading →

Blog 3: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon is a graphic designer best known for her large scale graphic works called ‘supergraphics’, particularly her work for The Sea Ranch in Northern California. She was a dancer and artist before she changed paths to study design… Continue Reading →

Blog 2: Günther Kieser

Günther Kieser is a German graphic designer best known for his psychedelic posters. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Offenbach. After finishing there he began working as a freelance designer for a small radio station. He started… Continue Reading →

Blog 1: Saul Bass

Saul Bass is a world-renowned graphic designer known for his minimalist and effective brand identity work, film posters et. He was born in New York City in 1920 to two Jewish immigrants. He spent his childhood drawing and as he… Continue Reading →

Week 10/11: Mingjue Helen Chen

Mingjue Helen Chen is an illustrator and visual development artist. She was born in Beijing but moved to America at a very young age. She grew up in Minnesota and moved to San Francisco to go to art school. She’s… Continue Reading →

Week 9: Jon Foster

Jon Foster is an American artist and illustrator. He was encouraged from a young age to keep pursuing his artistic endeavours, although he didn’t immediately pursue art after high school. He says that he wasn’t “the art kid” and that… Continue Reading →

Week 8: Francis Livingston

Francis Livingston is an American painter born in Colorado. He studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art before moving to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art in 1975. Early in his career, he took inspiration from… Continue Reading →

Week 7: Waldemar Swierzy

Waldemar Swierzy was a Polish designer and illustrator. He was born in 1931 and died in 2013. He graduated from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. He a very prolific figure in graphic arts at the time, and remains loved… Continue Reading →

Week 6: John Alcorn

John Alcorn was an American illustrator and graphic designer known for his work during the 60’s-80’s. He studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He worked for sometime at Esquire magazine before joining Push Pin… Continue Reading →

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