Monthly Archives: December 2011

Neville Brody

Neville Brody is a typographer and after Macintosh computers emerged and is famous for being cutting edge and pushing boundaries. He is probably the most famous graphic artist of his generation. He worked for the Face magazine, and with his … Continue reading

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Emigre Graphics

Emigre is a digital type foundry. It was founded by Zuzana Licko and Rudy VanderLans. With the arrival of Macintosh computers, there was this new medium and with this new medium you could design new typefaces digitally. Emigre took advantage … Continue reading

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Polish Poster Artists

Franciszek Starowieyski He was born in Cracow. He mainly designed posters, drew, painted, illustrated books and designed stages. He had mainly 2 styles. One was social realism that was the style of his early posters. The second style was more … Continue reading

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Art Deco

Art Deco as a term was not commonly used in 1920s. It was first called Style Moderne or Paris 1925. In the year 1925  there was an exhibition called ‘Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes’. In the exhibition … Continue reading

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Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka is best known for her Art Deco style paintings.  She was born in Poland in  1898. We can say that her subject matter is highly exotic. She painted elefantly dressed figures set to a backdrop of the … Continue reading

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László Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy was born in 1895 in Borsod, a small village in southern Austria-Hungary. Nagy was one of professors in the school of Bauhaus, who was a painter and a photographer. Nagy was influenced by the constructivist movement and the speeding … Continue reading

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Alexander Rodchenko and his Influence Today

Alexander Rodchenko was a Russian avant garde artist. First a graphic designer and later he became a photographer.  His photographs were more photomontages. He is very influential and we can see many artists referencing him today. First of all the … Continue reading

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