Thinking Form has posted a short piece on legendary designer, Bob Noorda. He first worked as an Art Director for Pirelli and later on he co-founder Unimark International with Massimo Vignelli. A lot of great work came from him.
Almir Mavignier is a Brazilian born painter and graphic designer that studied at the Ulm School of Design (hfg Ulm). During his career he has amassed a massive portfolio of excellent poster designs. His use of colors and geometrics shapes is brilliant. There was also a book published featuring his posters titled, Almir Mavignier: Additive Posters.
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AisleOne reader, René, was kind enough to write in to share his collection of photos taken by Hans G. Conrad, the first student at the Ulm School of Design / Hochschule für Gestaltung HfG Ulm. Conrad passed away several years ago, but before he did he gave René over 12,000 photos. About two years ago René began to upload the images to Flickr. A lot of really great photos already up there, like the one pictured here of Otl Aicher teaching a typography class. You’ll find a lot of other great design legends in the photos like Bayer, Eames and Bill.
What a great way of remembering such a historic school and influential designers.
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.
Paul Ibou is a Belgian graphic designer whose work includes 350 logos and symbols for corporations and public institutions, and in 1980 he started the publication Vorm in Vlaanderen. He has a great collection of work. My personal favorite is this calendar. I’m sucker for a tightly kerned sans-serif.
You can see more of his work on Iconofgraphics.com.
I can’t believe I’ve never known of Jakob Jensen or his work before reading about him on ISO50. Part of me feels out of it, but I also love moments of discovery like this. Seeing and falling in love with design that feels so new and fresh, but that’s been around long before I was born. There’s something comforting about that.
Anyway, Danish born Jakob Jensen is an industrial designer who worked for Bang & Olufsen, where he was a designer from 1965 – 1991. His minimal approach was clearly consistent with Dieter Rams. That microphone is pure perfection.
MoMA has a nice gallery of some of his work.
I love these covers designed in 1959 by Yves Zimmermann for Typografische Monatsblätter. Set in Akzidenz Grotesk, these covers remind me of another TM cover designed by Robert Büchler. A poster was also printed of these wonderful design.
Definitely check out the full article on Display for more details on these beauties.
Tom Carnase has created some of the most iconic logotypes for Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue and Calvin Klein, just to name a few. He also worked along side Herb Lubalin and helped him create the popular Avant Garde typeface. Some of his lettering work is displayed here, but I recommend that you do a Google search to see all of his great pieces.