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Kate Moross

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Kate Moross is a 25 year old designer and illustrator who specializes in design and art direction for the music industry. She has done a nationwide billboard campaign for Cardburys and a signature clothing range for Topshop. She has also designed magazine covers, album covers, tee-shirts and advertisements (she has my dream job!). She has mentioned before that she loves three sided shapes, illegible typography, and freedom lettering. She also owns and runs a Vinyl only record label, Isomorph records, who she created to further explore the relationship between design and music. She is now based in London and has worked with record labels.

After looking through her website at all her works, I must say that she is my favorite artist so far. And also an inspiration. She is only 25 years old, and even though she went to UAL and I’m going to West Chester, it gives me hope that someday I can really get somewhere with my designs. Apart from this, her work is absolutely awesome. I have definitely seen posters and CD’s that look like her work, from the city to TV, to movies. Her work especially reminds me of the Katy Perry album cover and booklet (the typography and colors), as well as some of the works of Neville Brody. Her use of type is fantastical, and I am a sucker for good colors too. I would buy any of her shirts or posters in a heartbeat. Her art is really eye-catching, very interesting and has an indie look to it.

Alexey Brodovitch

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm
Alexey Brodovitch was a Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor. He was born in Ogolitchi, Russia in 1898 but fled to Paris as an exile in 1920 to escape from the October Revolution. Because he was poor and workless, he  became a painter of stage sets, something that inspired him to do more. He then entered a poster competition which searched for the most innovatory design to announce an upcoming ball. He won the first prize and that was the beginning of his career.
He is most famous for his art direction of the american fashion-magazine Harper’s Bazaar, for which he did for almost a century. He also taught at the Philadelphia College Of Art. Some of his other accomplishments include typefaces he created, as well as photographs of ballet companies.
I personally really love his work. I love how he pushes the limits and also breaks rules with his typography in the magazines. This means a lot to me because that is the kind of direction I want to go into with my journalism minor that I have. Magazine publications are something that I really like. A lot of his designs are also black and white, and they are still as interesting as the ones with color.

Saul Bass

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2011 at 2:20 am

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saul Bass was a Jewish-American graphic designer and filmmaker but he is best known for his design on animated motion picture title sequences.

He was born in New York City, and studied at the Art Students League until later attending classes at Brooklyn College. He started out doing print work for film ads and then became widely famous after creating the title sequence for The Man With The Golden Arm. He is very well known for the logos that he created, such as the Continental Airlines and Kleenex logo. He also designed many movie posters, including West Side Story, and Psycho.

His work can be found all around us, and some of his logos are still being used today. Personally, I think his work is really cool. I am particularly fond of his movie posters, just because that is one of the areas that I want to explore after I graduate from college. His designs have a retro look to them, and are simplified with geometric elements. 

Manfred Mohr

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm

 

 

Manfred Mohr is a digital art pioneer. He started out as an action painter and jazz musician, but later on began working with computers when he became interested in creating algorithmic art. In his early years, he discovered Prof. Max Bense’s information aesthetics and his artistic thinking was radically changed. In 1967 he met Pierre Barbaud, a computer music composer whom he was encouraged and inspired by.

Because he was a musician, his early computer work retained a strong musical influence.His first works of art were originally abstract expressionism, which later transformed to computer generated algorithmic geometry. Today, his works include fractured projections of n-dimensional hypercubes.

He has solo exhibitions in cities such as New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris, and his work can be found at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Joseph Albers Museum, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, and many others throughout Europe and Canada.