Joyce Chan

142 Survey 13: Canadian Designers Today

The 1960-70s was essentially the golden time that put Canadian design on the map. Most noticeably, Canadian designers like Allan Fleming and Burton Kramer left a lasting legacy designing brand systems for some of the most successful Canadian brands. Burton… Continue Reading →

142 Survey 14: Grunge

Grunge (also known as Seattle sound) is an alternative rock music genre and subculture derived from the mid-80s in Seattle, Washington. In its music root, the iconic band, Nirvana, popularized grunge music with angst-filled and introspective lyrics that explores the… Continue Reading →

132 Survey 10: Edel Rodriguez

2000-Present Technology and Tradition/New Horizons Edel Rodriguez (1971-) is a Cuban American illustrator and artist best known for his magazine illustration covers. As someone who is fearless about voicing his socialist view, he believed that his artistic skills and his… Continue Reading →

132 Survey 9: Chris Ware

1990-2000 New Forms Chris Ware (1967-), birth name Franklin Christenson, is an American graphic novelist and illustrator most known for his illustration covers for The New Yorker, comics Acme Novelty Library Series (1994) and Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on… Continue Reading →

142 Survey 8: Postmodernism

Post modernism Design: New Wave, Retro and Vernacular Design While Modernists see “less is more”, Postmodernist went against the current and say “less is a bore” . Essentially, Postmodernism was a philosophy and art movement emerged in the 70s as… Continue Reading →

132 Survey 8: Gary Panter

1980-1990 New Voices The 1980s was a time that embraces creative expressions in illustration styles. New voices were heard when illustrators like Gary Panter, Marshall Arisman and Sue Coe shocked the world with an unflinchingly grotesque style of Neo-Expressionism. Similar… Continue Reading →

142 Survey 7: Supergraphics

The origin of Supergraphics can be traced to its introduction along with Supermannerism back in the 1960s. With the generation embracing free expressions and the 60s American urban culture/art, the application of graphic elements and International Typographic Style to architecture… Continue Reading →

132 Survey 7: Edward Sorel

1970-1980 Social Awakenings Edward Sorel (birth name Edward Schwartz) is an American illustrator most known for his satirical caricature illustration and social commentaries. In 1953, Sorel became a co-founder of Push Pin Studios along with famous designers Milton Glaser, Seymour… Continue Reading →

132 Survey 6: Sandy Kossin

1960-1970 Departures and Rumblings Most noticeable known for his blockbuster movie posters such as Beckett and The Train and  paperback covers, The Shadow and The Last Temptation of Christ, American illustrator Stanford “Sandy” Kossin had always been very successful in capturing audience’ attention with his compelling… Continue Reading →

142 Survey 5: The Psychedelic

Psychedelia and the Psychedelic movement 1960-1975 It’s surely interesting to see how the 60s aesthetics went to flip side of the coin from the 50s! Within just a mere decade or two, the minimalist and modern New York art style… Continue Reading →

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