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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) […]

Libuše Niklová

Libuše Niklová, was a Czech toy designer that had vehemently changed the perception of children’s toys, toy design and the art world through her innovative interpretation of toy design and color variants.  Niklová created over 230 original toys, including her famous accordion animals, inflatable animals, and rubber figurines. Her approach to toys was beyond just […]

Wiktor Gorka

Wiktor Gorka was a revolutionary Polish designer, and one of the greatest masters of poster design, as well as the founder of the Polish School of Posters. The motto of this school, which Gorka also vehemently applied to his works of art and design was “simplicity, clarity, the use of concise symbols and poetic metaphors.” […]

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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 […]

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Issey Miyake

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake changed the world of fashion and design, by creating new fabrics and architectural designs that made him a revolutionary figure and a pioneer in the world of fashion. Moreover, before studying fashion, Miyake studied graphic design at the Tama Art University in Japan.  In the 1980s, Miyake began experimenting with […]

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The New Vision by Florence Henri

Florence Henri was a female artist and photographer, and one of the most revolutionary surrealist photographers and painters of the 20th century, who changed the artistic perception of light and space. In addition, she was a crafted pianist who incorporated music in her artworks. Henri manipulated light and objects in order to create a dialogue […]