Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design

Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design

Book - 1989
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Graphic designer R. Roger Remington and art historian Barbara Hodik have collaborated in this splendidly illustrated book to profile the careers and contributions of nine men who shaped the graphic design profession from the 1930s to the 1950s. Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design explores each designer's milieu education, philosophy of design, body of work client relations, and problemshy;solving approaches. The more than 200 illustrations, 55 in color, are drawn from almost every medium of graphic expression, including posters, advertising magazines, book jackets, business graphics, and signage. Remington and Hodik's carefully researched work brings an important part of graphic design history to life and provides a better understanding of contemporary graphics through a comprehensive look at these pioneering designers: Mehemed Fehmy Agha, who introduced bleed photographs and the duotone; Alexey Brodovitch, known for his liquid sense of motion and always changing graphic composition; Charles Coiner, the first American graphic designer to address the needs of the US. government with innovative design; William Golden, most famous for designing the CBS "eye"; Lester Beall, proponent of the "new typography" and known as the "businessman's designer"; Will Burtin who designed several Worlds Fair exhibits; Alvin Lustig, a noted designer and art educator whose career was cut tragically short by blindness and death at age 40; Ladislav Sutnar, renowned for his work on the McGraw Hill "Sweet's" catalog, and Bradbury Thompson, who designed many publications including Smithsonian Magazine and the Chicago Daily News. Both authors teach at Rochester Institute of Technology. R. Roger Remington is Professor of Graphic Design and Barbara Hodik is Professor of Art History.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1989
ISBN: 9780262181334
0262181339
Branch Call Number: 741.60922 R388
741.60922 R388
Characteristics: xiii, 179 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Hodik, Barbara J.

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