Posts Categorized: Graphic Design

Frank Newbould

                 English graphic designer Frank Newbould (1887-1951) created some of the most iconic and charming posters of the interwar years. His series of posters made during WWII, ‘Your Britain, Fight For It Now‘ illustrated a bucolic English countryside.  Newbould was the assistant to graphic artist, Abram Games during the War. Read a post…

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Check out the beautiful mid-century graphics at the Herb Lubalin Study Center in New York (named after the influential graphic artist Herb Lubalin (1918-1981). Read a post on him at AIGA). Above from the top, Graphis Magazine cover by Joseph Binder, 1948, Art Directors annual by George Giusti, 1955, Cover by René Gruau for Flair magazine, February…

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Peggy Angus

 Friend of Eric Ravilious and John Piper, little known English artist/designer/teacher Peggy Angus (1904-1993) created an amazing variety of wonderful designs for domestic, institutional and corporate use with her graphics, ceramics and textiles. A book about her life, Art For Life‘  has been published by Pallant Books. Read an article on her in The Guardian, with…

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An assortment of graphic calendars between 1896-1899 from Dutch Nieuw Kunst (Art Nouveau) artist Theodoor Willem Nieuwenhuis (1866-1951 ). Thanks Wolfsonian FIU Libarary and Japonisme Below, a door designed by Nieuwenhuis for a study in the residence of Ferdinand Kranenburg, and manufactured in the workshop of E. J. van Wisselingh & Co, now in the collection of the Wolfsonian Library….

Paula Sher

In This 2009 TED Talk, graphic designer/typographer Paula Sher reflects on her life in design (she’s done album covers, books, the Citibank logo …) and pinpoints the moment when she started really having fun. She says “Great design is serious, not solemn…The best way to accomplish serious design is to be totally and completely unqualified for…

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