Design history

4 August 2008

Not fade away

Not fade away

graphic design history, kenneth fitzgerald, mit, posters

Jacqueline Casey: the foremost US practitioner of the International Style
By selecting Jacqueline Casey as her most underappreciated graphic designer in Eye’s ‘Beyond the canon’ issue (‘Woman at the edge of technology’), Elizabeth Resnick gave a shout-out to my own candidate, writes Kenneth FitzGerald.

30 July 2008

Commercial modernism

Commercial modernism

steven heller

Teague’s modernistic gem gave Kodak a distinct visual personality
The Summer 2008 issue of Eye, no. 68, goes ‘Beyond the canon’ to question and to enlarge the accepted pantheon of graphic design history; here Steven Heller reminds us of a forgotten ‘modernistic gem’.

29 July 2008

Googling the canon

Googling the canon

martha scotford

For this special issue of Eye, we put 93 designers into the search engine
Nearly two decades ago, historian Martha Scotford analysed five key books (including Meggs’ History) to discover what the canon of graphic design history might be.

28 July 2008

Founding father of infodesign

Founding father of infodesign

simon esterson

How Will Burtin used design for science in exhibitions and magazines
Above: the walk-in Cell exhibition, a million times larger than life, designed by Will Burtin for UpJohn. From Design and Science: The Life and Work of Will Burtin, reviewed by Eye art director Simon Esterson in Eye no. 68.
 
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