book on graphic design

February 29, 2012

Graphic design basics by Amy E. Arntson  5   talks about design through the times how it has changed and what jobs you can get to do this work. In the back there is a couple pages explaining definitions of graphic design words. This book is good for me because it has pictures showing what is being explained on each page. graphic design amy


Graphic for change

February 28, 2012

Jeanne Verdoux is a French graphic designer and artist living in New York. I had found out a post that I like, which is about occupy wall street protest on of her work .Image
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History of Graphic Design

February 28, 2012

Michael Graves is an American Architect. Graves has become a household nme with his design product sold at target store in the US. He got his master degree from Havard University and identify as the New york five. he directs the firm Michael Graves & Assoiation which located in Princeton and New York City. In recent year he have been awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture and will present a ceremony in Chicargo.

History Of Graphic Design

February 27, 2012


I was assigned Penguin Books, which is actually a publishing company but is very well known for it’s cover art. On their 75th anniversary, they released a book calledPenguin 75. This book is basically a compilation of 75 book covers chosen by their art director, Paul Buckley. He chose the covers that best represented the company and it’s legacy. It tells the stories behind the covers such as why they were chosen. It also features commentary by the designers.

you can read more about it here:

History of Graphic Design

February 23, 2012

Tandanori Yokoo, though you may never heard of him, was considered the graphic equivalent to the Beatles. His style included everything under the sun, plus some. Ironically, Yokoo’s fame came from his incorporation of the Japanese sun into the majority of his pieces. One of his most notable works is the poster, “I Was Dead”(shown below). The text on the bottom reads “Having reached my climax at 29, I was dead.” Because of the nature of this work, many people in fact thought he was dead when he was not. You can check out more about Tandanori Yokoo here:


Look at THIS! Pablo Alfieri

February 23, 2012

Pablo Alfieri is an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has worked in local studios since 2002 and in 2008 created “Playful” – a showcase of his personal works. “Playful” is a place where he dedicates all of his passion for colours, typography, and geometric shapes – the basis of all of his creative work.

Shigeo Fukuda i…

February 23, 2012

Shigeo Fukuda is known for his work as being simplistic and for having illusions.  One of his most famous pieces was the Victory 1945 poster, that won him the grand prize at the Warsaw Poster Contest in 1975.  Fukuda had a strong belief in pacifism and environmentalism. Much of his work was relayed to the social world rather than the commercial one.  His ideas were very simple, yet very effective and powerful in the messages they presentedImage