Learning from others is always an effective way to jump-start our creative juices. But the web is raft with images that give inspiration with little or no real substance. It's always a thrill to hear from the legends who truly leave a mark on the graphic design profession. So, today's edition is "Famous legends Day" and here are three you'll enjoy: Ed Benguiat shares some of his stories in a wonderful Vimeo, and we get a brief glimpse into the talent of Alexander Isley, AIGA Medal winner ... and speaking of typography, designer, writer and typographer Michael Bierut shows us Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Typeface!
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Ed Benguiat : stories we could tell
The 1989 TDC Medal Winner Ed Benguiat tells tales of being a drummer, a cleavage retoucher and a type designer. We always love to hear the masters remoniss ... we think you will too!
from The Type Directors Club
Alexander Isley WINS prestigious AIGA Medal
We all love success stories! Congratulations to Alexander Isley! He is one of 24 design leaders to win a prestigious AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession.
Founded in 1914, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design; it is celebrating its centennial by awarding a special class of 24 design leaders with the prestigious AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession.
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Ladies & Gentlemen, meet graphic designer and educator : Alexander Isley
Sample: Animal Planet Style Guide Cover
Sample: Spy Magazine Cover
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Typeface
Michael Bierut writes :
For the first ten years of my career, I worked for Massimo Vignelli, a designer who is legendary for using a very limited number of typefaces. Between 1980 and 1990, most of my projects were set in five fonts: Helvetica (naturally), Futura, Garamond No. 3, Century Expanded, and, of course, Bodoni
For Massimo, this was an ideological choice, an ethical imperative. "In the new computer age," he once wrote, "the proliferation of typefaces and type manipulations represents a new level of visual pollution threatening our culture. Out of thousands of typefaces, all we need are a few basic ones, and trash the rest.
Full story : Michael Bierut - for the Design Observer
In case you were wondering, Michael Bierut authored all of these books
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