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Willi Baum

Willi Baum is an acclaimed Swiss graphic designer who won many prizes, including the national competition for poster design for the Swiss National Philatelic Exhibition, which was also chosen as one of the best Swiss posters of 1951. This poster is currently exhibited in the MOMA museum in New York city. His adventures around the […]

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Paul Rand

Paul Rand was one of the 20th century’s most influential and inspirational American graphic designers, mostly known for designing the logos for major American designs and corporations. He was born in New York City, and studied art and design in various prestigious universities there. From 1936 until 1941 he served as the art editor for […]

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Elizabeth Friedländer

Elizabeth Friedländer was a 20th-century German designer who specialized in calligraphy, typography, and bookwork. Upon studying typography at the Berlin Academy, Friedländer managed to create her own font and typeface, which was known to be called Friedlander-Antiqua and was changed afterward to Elisabeth-Antiqua. The reason for this change was a result of Hitler and the Nazi’s rise […]

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Shigeo Fukuda

Shigeo Fukuda was an influential, critically acclaimed 20th-century Japanese sculptor, graphic designer and poster designer, who specialized in efficacious optical illusions, also known for his acerbic and revolutionary anti-war and political art. His artworks tend to display illusions and deception. One example of this is his Lunch With a Helmet On, a sculpture made entirely […]

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Varvara Stepanova

Varvara Stepanova was a 20th century Russian artist, who was associated with the Constructivist branch of Russian avant-garde art, along with her husband, artist Alexander Rodchenko.  The aforementioned branch was revolutionary in its rejection of aesthetic values in favor of revolutionary ones. Soviet propaganda was the apex of her designs, and she manifested its messages […]

Jožka Baruch

Jožka Baruch was a Czech designer who immensely influenced the world of the arts and graphic design. Inspired by prints and woodcuts, his artworks were emblems of how everyday materials can turn into revolutionary and thought-provoking artworks. The gamut of his art stretches from wooden toys (greatly inspired by the world of children and literature) […]

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Söre Popitz

In Germany, during the 1930s there existed a lifestyle magazine called die neue linie that every young German girl wanted to have. One of the first fashion and lifestyle outlets to ever exist and a revolutionary and sensationalist magazine, designed by various notable designers of that time, including the Bauhaus designer Söre Popitz. Graduate of […]

The ABC of Adrian Frutiger

What we talk about when we talk about typography: A letter, a shape encapsulating a meaning,a notion, a feeling, an idea. Adrian Frutiger, one of the most renowned graphic designers of the20th century, was a Swiss artist known for creating some of the most widely used fonts ofour times. You may have seen his work […]

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Sarah Moon

Sarah Moon was one of the most legendary French fashion photographers and movie directors.  Initially a model, she turned to fashion design around the 1970s, in an attempt to bring her art into the world, in addition to remaining in the world of fashion.  The idiosyncrasy of Moon’s work manifests itself in her dream-like, otherworldly […]

Dalī Atomicus – Philippe Halsman

Spanish photographer Philippe Halsman managed to create one of the most unique and innovative pieces of contemporary art – a surrealist photograph, that is not a fragment of the imagination as paintings are, but is rather a realist attempt at transferring surrealism to the realm of photography. It is important to note that prior to […]