Find five Graphic Designers that, in your opinion, produce work that in some way relates to each of the following themes, taken from the level 4 lecture programme-
Graffiti / Street Art
High Culture / Low Culture
A History of Type
You must find five Graphic Designers for each of the above themes, making a list of 45 Graphic Designers in total.
1. Paul Rand: was a well-known American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs. He was one of the originators of the Swiss Style of graphic design.
Corporate identities 1954-1996
Advertising design 1941- 1945
I particularly like Paul Rand'd range of advertising designs, the simple layout and subtle colour palette is something i would like to explore in my own designs.
Other Paul Rand design work for advertising which i consider as modern design: Disney Hats, Flair Magazine, and many of his logos (abc, ibm, Yale, hub tv)
4. Tibor Kalman
Graphic designer ''When you make something no one hates, no one loves it!''
Graffiti/ Street Art
1. Keith haring
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
1. Grzegorz Domaradki
A conscious effort to make his work more broadly appealing and optimistic in its tone has coincided with an increasing focus on his favorite way of creating images: he initially works with pencil and/or pen, before the hand-drawn art gets perfected on his iMac. He also works with vectors, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Gabz majors in graphic design and enjoys playing with custom-made typography. Gabz's personal life is fulfilled by his wife Agnieszka, cinema, music, literature and FPS games on PS3.
2. Saul Bass
Was a graphic designer and filmmaker, perhaps best known for his design of film posters and motion picture title sequences.
During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Amongst his most famous title sequences are the animated paper cut-out of a heroin addict's arm for Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, the credits racing up and down what eventually becomes a high-angle shot of the United Nations building in Hitchcock's North by Northwest, and the disjointed text that races together and apart inPsycho.
A history of type
1. Tom Carnase:
Has produced some of the most memorable product lettering and logographic designs of the last 50 years for a Who's Who of corporate clients, including Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Saks Fifth Avenue, Consumer Reports, Fortune magazine and L'eggs. In addition, he has designed, or co-designed, over 100 typefaces, including the iconic ITC Avant Garde Gothic and WTC Bodoni, both of which influenced a generation of graphic designers.
ITC Manhattan was designed by Tom Carnase and features contrasting thick and hairline strokes that produce an Art Deco look.
I'm not very familiar with Tom Carnase's work but the extraordinary lettering skills he used to develop his typefaces and logos is what i am drawn to.
4. Paul Barnes
Paul Barnes (born 1970) is a graphic designer specializing in the fields of lettering, typography, type design and publication design. In the early 1990s he worked for Roger Black in New York where he was involved in redesigns of Newsweek, US and British Esquire and Foreign Affairs. During this time he art directed Esquire Gentleman and U&lc He later returned to America to be art director of the music magazine Spin.
5. Axel Peemoeller