Jesse Ragan (19??)


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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.

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Stefan Sagmeister (1962)

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 “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.

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Wolfgang Weingart (1941)

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Born 1941 in Germany in the Salem Valley, Weingart spent most his life in Switzerland. In 1958 he got accepted for a two year course at Merz Academy in Stuttgart. His interest in type started at the age of 17 when he discovered his school’s printing room.

From 1968-2005 he taught typography at Weiterbildungsklasse für Grafik. He has created a lot of his work for books he published as a teacher.

Before the 1970s he was interested in International Style, but shifted towards Postmodern design in the 1980s. Although there were subtle signs of the common style of work at the time, his work showed a style unorganized and spontaneous design that was unlike Swiss style of that time. His work was inspired by Armin Hoffmann and Emil Ruder, former teachers of his.

Neville Brody, 1957

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Neville Brody, born April 23 1957, is a British graphic artist and designer. Known for pushing boundaries, going against the grain, and being an all around rebellious kind of guy. Brody was born in Southgate London his first schooling experience was at Hornsey College of Art, where he studied the Fine Arts. But after a year of foundations and studio based art he moved on the the London College of Printing. Brody chose to switch colleges because the gallery based fine art format of his previous school did not agree with him. He became known for breaking the mold and sometimes doing things just to aggravate his professors, such as changing all of the things in his work that his professor had said to have liked. He was even almost expelled for rotating the head of the Queen on a stamp in one of his projects.

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