Graphic designers

David Carson

Carson was born on September 8, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas.nCarson became the art director of Transworld Skateboarding magazine in 1984, and remained there until 1988, helping to give the magazine a distinctive look. By the end of his tenure there he had started to develop his signature style, using “dirty” type and non-mainstream photographic techniques. In November 1995, Carson published his first book, End of Print. It sold over 200,000 copies. The most famous graphic designer on the planet, April 2004 – London Creative Review magazine (London)

Paula Scher

Paula Scher (born October 6, 1948, Washington D.C) is an American graphic designer, painter and art educator in design, and the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. In 1984 she co-founded Koppel & Scher with editorial designer and fellow Tyler graduate Terry Koppel. Awards: Print’s Regional Design Annual 2011 for Shakespeare in the Park 2010 campaign.

Neville Brody

Neville Brody (born 23 April 1957) is an English graphic designer, typographer and art director. Neville Brody is an alumnus of the London College of Communication and Hornsey College of Art, and is known for his work on The Face magazine (1981–1986), Arena magazine (1987–1990), as well as for designing record covers for artists such as Cabaret Voltaire, The Bongos, and Depeche Mode. He created the company Research Studios in 1994 and is a founding member of Fontworks. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). He is the new Head of the Communication Art & Design department at the Royal College of Art. Brody was a lover of fine art and painting. He had an obsession with art in the 1960s and 1970s. Brody won the D&AD President’s Award 2011.

The Designers Republic

The Designers Republic (tDR for short) is a graphic design studio based in Sheffield, England, founded in 1986 by Ian Anderson and Nick Phillips. Best known for electronic music logos and album artwork and their anti-establishment aesthetics, embracing “brash consumerism and the uniform style of corporate brands”. Work by tDR is held in the permanent collections of MoMA and the V&A. Initially, Ian Anderson founded The Designers Republic to design flyers for the band Person to Person. The studio in its larger form closed in January 2009, with Anderson stating that it would continue in a more ‘slimline’ form. Anderson bought back the company name and assets, and relaunched tDR as a smaller outfit.

vaughen oliver

Vaughan Oliver (born 1957) is a British graphic designer based in Epsom, South of London. Oliver is most noted for his work with graphic design studios 23 Envelope and v23.  Both studios maintained a close relationship with record label 4AD between 1982 and 1998 and were to give distinct visual identities for the 4AD releases by many bands, including Mojave 3, Lush, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, The Breeders, This Mortal Coil, Pale Saints, Pixies, and Throwing Muses. Outside of 4AD, Oliver has also done sleeve design for such artists as David Sylvian, The Golden Palominos, and Bush. In 1994, many of those that had collaborated with Oliver over the previous decade contributed to an illustrated catalogue for the retrospective exhibition of his work held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. In 2011, Oliver was awarded an honorary Master of Arts from the University for the Creative Arts.

Saul Bass

Saul Bass  (May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was an American graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion-picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos. During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood’s most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Among 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 moving image collection of Saul Bass is held at the Academy Film Archive and consists of 2,700 items.


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