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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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.
We have lost another brilliant graphic designer, who was one of the pioneers of the International Typographic Style. Swiss graphic designer Ruedi Rüegg passed away on October 14th, 2011. Here’s a little note written by his good friend, Fritz Gottschalk.
He was a partner at the legendary agency, Müller-Brockmann & Co., and he published one of my favorite ABC Verlag books, Basic Typography.
His work still has a huge influence on me, and I will always cherish it.
He will be missed. RIP.
Walter Ballmer was a Swiss graphic designer who is best known for designing the Olivetti logo. He recently passed away, so it’s only fitting that I mention him here. He amassed an incredible body of work. There’s a great post on Thinking Form featuring some of his great 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.
Incredible work by legendary Dutch designer, Ben Bos. He studied with Wim Crouwel at the Amsterdam Graphic College, and later went on to work with him at Total Design. He’s compiled an extraordinary body of work.