- His father, Harry Carter, is a well-known and respected type designer as well.
- At age twenty he did an internship at the famous Enschede printing house in Harlem, Netherlands.
- He left studying English at Oxford to pursue his passion for printing.
- Spent six years freelancing in London doing some self training in London.
- In 1965 he moved to New york to take a position at Mergenthaler Linotype.
- Designed multiple type styles such as Shell Round hand, Helvetica compressed. Along with types of Greek and Korean faces.
Rudy Vanderlans was born in the Netherlands in 1955. He attended The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague where he would study Graphic Design. Upon graduating in 1979 he would go on to practice Graphic Design as an apprentice and junior designer with such companies as Vorm Vijf, Tel Design, and Total Design. However in 1981 he headed west to pursue his Masters in Photography at the University of California, Berkeley, where he would ultimately meet someone who would change his life forever…
- Kyle Cooper got his BFA from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his MFA in graphic design from Yale School of Art.
- He known for his designs of motion picture title sequences
- He co-founded creative agency Imaginary Forces but moved on in 2003 to found Prologue Films.
- “He uses jagged typefaces, lightning-quick editing and bizarre imagery to turn boring credits into trippy short films.”
- Cooper, 35, describes his work as a warning to unsuspecting viewers: “You thought you came to see Brad Pitt from ‘Legends of the Fail’ and Morgan Freemam from ‘Driving Miss Daisy’-wrong”
Erik Spiekermann, born in 1947, studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is information architect, type designer (FF Meta, FF MetaSerif, ITC Officina, FF Govan, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk and many corporate typefaces) and author of books and articles on type and typography.
He was the founder (1979) of MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. Projects included corporate design programmes for Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Heidelberg Printing and way-finding projects like Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport and many others. In 1988 he started FontShop, a company for production and distribution of electronic fonts. Erik is board member of ATypI and the German Design Council and Past President of the ISTD, International Society of Typographic Designers, as well as the iiid. In 2001 he left MetaDesign and now runs SpiekermannPartners with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco.
Born in England, raised in Canada and currently working from his design firm in Australia, Vince Frost has quite the track record. From early beginnings as a young designer in Pentagram to an award winning graphic designer, Vince Frost’s Big Magazine debut is what most point to as the moment he came into his own. He isn’t a one-hit wonder however as he has gone on to have a very illustrious career in design. Below are some of his works as well as some of Frost* Design’s projects.
Siobhan Keaney was born in England in 1959. She has spent her career working in and around London, and continues to live and work there today. After graduating from the London College of Printing in 1982, Keaney spent three years working for three different design firms before opening her own studio in 1985, and has been working independently ever since. She has also been a visiting lecturer at several prestigious British universities, and is currently on the staff of the University of Brighton in Brighton, UK. She has designed postage stamps, posters, brochures, annual reports, and presentation materials. Her materials consist of photography and illustration; she almost entirely avoids the computer as a design medium because she finds that she cannot express herself effectively on it.
Designer and Music Lover
Vaughan Oliver, born September 12, 1957 in Sedgefield, England, created a name for himself designing album art. (A very comprehensive collection of his works located here.) He lives south of London, starting work at 23 Envelope in the early 80’s and later v23, both of which are graphic design studios with close ties to the 4AD record label.
Vaughan Oliver is inspired by working with music that can change his mind and changes his mood, the creativity of collaborators, keeping an open mind and stepping out of his comfort zone. His goal is for sound and vision to work with music and design in a way that is stronger than its individual parts. (Source: youtube) Continue reading
Jonathan Barnbrook is a British artist famous for his typography, graphic design, and film-making, currently living in London. He is also known for his fonts with controversial names, such as Bastard, Moron, Sarcastic, and Shock & Awe. His aim is to use “design as a weapon for social change.”
The computer screen is not a piece of paper and should not be treated as such. By taking advantage of the ability of the computer to display dynamic, flexible, and adaptive typography and imagery, we can invent new ways for people to read, interact with, and assimilate information. — davidsmall.com
Brody Neuenschwander was born in 1958 and grew up in Houston, Texas. He now currently lives in Bruges, Belgium with his wife, Nadine Le Bacq and their daughter Clara. Brody Neuenschwander is best known for his work with calligraphy. Continue reading