Pierre Mendell (1929 – 2008) was a graphic designer that studied design under Armin Hofmann at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel and later went on to form the Mendell & Oberer studioin 1961 in Munich. Mendell is best known for his work identity work Vitra and Siemens.
The MoMA has a small, but great, gallery of some of his work.
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see more posters of mendell for the “Bayerische Staatsoper” in their shop!
I discovered Mendell’s work about a year ago and I think it’s really inspiring. He’s a perfect example of a modernist who effectively combines the visual power of reductivism with the thematic power of strong concepts.
I found an excellent monograph of his work that is now one of my all-time favorite design books:
“At First Sight” by Pierre Mendell. (available on Amazon, etc.)
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