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Vermeer

Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is one of the most famous and celebrated artists of the Baroque period. Vermeer is known for his depictions of domestic scenes and imagery of the middle class in the Netherlands, which was a country of great influence and inspiration for him, both in the typical Dutch domestic subjects of his […]

Clara Peeters

Flemish artist Clara Peeters  was a pioneer for female still life painters in the 17th century, despite restrictions on women’s access to artistic training and membership in guilds. She was known for her meticulous brushwork and her ability to capture the precise textures of objects. She worked both in the Spanish Netherlands and the Dutch […]

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Chardin

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin was a French painter from the 18th century. He is considered the polymath of still life (nature morte), and is also greatly regarded for his paintings which depict mundane domestic lives and activities. His work is characterized by his balanced compositions, granular impasto, and an artistic chiaroscuro. The fulcrum of his was interior […]

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Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, musician, and human rights activist. Her work encompasses performance art, filmmaking, and design, and is in both English and Japanese. Ono is also the second wife and widow of renowned musician John Lenon; the couple did several performances promoting peace and human rights. Despite her inevitable connection with […]

Lil Nas X

Montero Lamar Hill, known by his stage name Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and singer. A black homosexual, Lil Nas puts his identity on a pedestal, embraces his uniqueness and minority status, thus inspiring African Americans and the LGBTQ community alike. His fashion pieces and artistic visuals include bold colors and patterns, and […]

Björk

 Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk Guðmundsdóttir is an idol of quirky, avant-garde, electronic music, fashion, and visual representation. Björk is a grand influence for artists and designers alike, and uses graphic design to manifest her artistic vision. In every single album that Björk has released, she enters a new world; her visual world coincides with the realm […]

Stromae

Paul Van Haver, known by his stage name “Stromae”, is a Black Belgian prominent singer-songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. Besides the political and social messages behind his lyrics, Stromae is also a vehemently influential figure for the field of design and typography. His exceptionally artistic video clips, which embody bold colors and patterns, create visual manifestations […]

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Charlie Chaplin

Actor and filmmaker Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin is considered one of the most prominent figures of the film industry of the 20th century, and one of the most renowned artists in the realm of silent film specifically. His most famous artistic persona was The Tramp, a bona fide derelict and one of the first portrayals […]

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Michael Jackson as a design idol

When it comes to design, some performers also affect the aesthetic world, despite not coming from the field of graphic design. One of the most prominent artists to do so was musician Michael Jackson. His fashion sense and the aesthetic language of his albums were groundbreaking moments for the artistic world, his impact thus surpassing […]

The importance of Target’s store design and logo.

When discussing the power of design, it is crucial to reify the concept of graphic design and examine its impact on our everyday endeavors and interests. One store that exemplifies this effect is Target. The store design, embedded with bright lights and wide aisles, was inherited from its predecessor, Dayton’s Department Store. Dayton’s had the […]