History of Graphic Design

February 23, 2012

Herbert Bayer: graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental & interior designer, and arcitect. He was 19 years old when Georg Schmidthamer took Bayer under his wing creating typographic work. This same year he begun classes at the Weimar Bauhaus. He did print and advertising at the Dessau Bauhaus and then moved to Berlin to work as a graphic designer in advertising and an artistic director at an ad agency. He was an art director at Paris’ vogue. Eventually he came to the US to work on an exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He moved to Aspen, Colorado to become painter, graphic designer, arctitect, and landscape designer. He moved to California in 1974 and passed away in 1985. He was an extremely versatile man and won many awards for his work.


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