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WET

WET magazine, founded in 1976 by Leonard Koren, emerged as a groundbreaking publication that transcended conventional boundaries in design, art, and culture. With its avant-garde layout, vibrant visuals, and innovative content, WET challenged common and traditional magazine design norms.  The magazine editorial team, led by Leonard Koren, curated a mix of photography, illustration, essays, and […]

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Barney Bubbles

Barney Bubbles, born Colin Fulcher, was a British seminal figure in the world of graphic design, album cover art, and video design, who operated during the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Bubbles contributions to the world were profound, not only for his innovative designs but also for his influence on the […]

Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman was a highly influential American graphic designer known for his avant-garde and experimental approach to design. His works led to an extreme change in convention and commodification of the practice of design. Born in 1945, Friedman made a significant impact on the design world during the late 20th century. His work often blended […]

John Massey

Born in 1931, played a significant role in introducing European Modernism to Chicago. His influence extended through his work for Container Corporation of America from 1957 to 1983 and as the founder of the Center for Advanced Research in Design (CARD). After graduating with a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Massey’s early […]

Irving Harper

Irving Harper (1916-2015) was a prominent American industrial designer, known for hisinfluential contributions to mid-20th-century design. Born in New York City, Harper initiallytrained as an architect but transitioned to industrial design, gaining widespread recognitionfor his collaboration with George Nelson at the Herman Miller furniture company. Some of hisiconic works include the Marshmallow Sofa and the […]

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Seymour Chwast

American graphic designer Seymour Chwast is rendered a master of historical styles, a diverse body of work, and a lasting inspiration and influence on American visual and artistic culture. Chwast has developed and refined innovative approaches to design over the course of six decades, while he was the co-founder of the critically acclaimed Push Pin […]

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 […]