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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 […]

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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 […]