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
Doyald Young was a teacher at the Art Center College of Design as well as a typeface designer. He was born in Texas in 1926 and passed away in February of 2011 due to a complicated heart surgery. Young spend many years of his life teaching a variety of typography courses, but he is most well know for not only his logo and type designs, but how he created them.
Young was taught to create everything he made by hand, which back in the day had to be done due to the lack of computers, but even as he continued working into the modern era, he still created all his work by hand with only paper, pencils, and rulers. He was able to hand-draw perfect, small-scale letterforms with ease. Continue reading
Born in Decatur, Illinois, Katherine McCoy is best known as an educator. She has taught at Cranbrook, the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design, and the Royal College of Art in London.
Alvin Lustig was an American designer who was born in 1915 and died in 1955. He studied design at Los Angeles City College, Art Center, and, independently, under the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Based in Los Angeles, Martin Venezky is a contemporary artist, born in 1957, who maintains a prominent and active role in the design community. He works primarily in print, yet dabbles often with ink, collaging and freehand typography.
Ciporah “Cipe” Pineles was a designer born in Vienna, Austria in 1908. She is most famous for her contributions to Seventeen, Charm, and Vogue magazines during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. She is often referred to as the “first woman graphic designer”, and was the first woman accepted into the Art Directors Club and later into their hall of fame.
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Jesse Ragan was originally from North Carolina, where he began designing letterforms as a child. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 with a BFA in Graphic Design. In 2001, Ragan began his career at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. He contributed to the designs of Gotham, Archer, Mercury, Sentinel, and a handful of other typefaces while working there. During that same year, Ragan became a typeface design intern at the Font Bureau in Boston.
“I personally believe that print is going to be around for a very, very long time, if I’m wrong, future designers will have to be screen-based….I’d rather move to Sri Lanka and build a house than become a website designer.”
Stefan Sagmeister is an internationally renowned graphic designer and typographer best known collaborations with musicians like the Rolling Stones and David Bryne of Talking Heads.
Jessica Hische was born in Charleston, South Carolina; raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania; and went to school at Temple University‘s, Tyler School of Art. She currently goes between living in Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco, California where she does her work.