I dream of being known for my graphic design, so I thought it would be interesting to find out how some graphic designers became famous, and what made them different from anyone else.
Graphic Designers might not be household names, but there are some that have gained international fame, and at least, are well-known in the design world.
Each one has their own unique style.
“If you have ideas and imagery, technique will follow.”
1. Giambattista Bodoni -
Bodoni started with printmaking but is most known for designing and engraving typefaces. You might recognize the typeface Bodoni.
2. Neville Brody -
Brody started in record cover design, but became well known as the Art Director for Face Magazine, and typefaces. He is an internationally renowned designer, typographer, art director and founder of the Research Studios network and a brand strategist.
3. David Carson -
Known as the “Father of Grunge.” He became famous by breaking all the rules of Graphic Design and developing his own signature style.
“He changed the public face of graphic design” – Newsweek
4. William Caslon -
Caslon started out as an engraver of gun locks and barrels, and as a bookbinder’s tool cutter but is known for his typefaces.
5. Milton Glaser -
6. Jonathan Ive -
He is internationally renowned as the principal designer of the iMac. He is considered one of the best in industrial design and is referred to as “the man behind Apple’s design magic.”
7. Aldus Manutius -
Started as a printer and publisher but famous for inventing italic type.
8. William Morris –
Morris was an architect, poet, textile designer, and writer, but was most famous for designing unique wallpaper. He also developed typefaces.
9. Wally Olins -
He is mostly known for his experience in corporate identity and branding.
10. Paul Rand -
Paul Rand (born Peretz Rosenbaum, (August 15, 1914 — November 26, 1996) was an American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Westinghouse, ABC, and Steve Jobs’ NeXT. He was one of the originators of the Swiss Style of graphic design. (Wikipedia)
And here’s a little video I found on the subject of graphic design -
Kim accomplished her first big dream by traveling to New York with her teenage daughter in June of 2009. She lost 20 pounds and overcame her intense dislike (do we say fear?) of flying to accomplish that dream. She still loves her dream career as a graphic designer and wrote this post for anyone wanting to become a graphic designer and wishing to find out more about them online.
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