Posts Tagged with “design legend”

Jakob Jensen

Jakob jensen

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.

Yves Zimmermann

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I love these covers designed in 1959 by Yves Zimmermann for Typografische Monatsbl├Ątter. Set in Akzidenz Grotesk, these covers remind me of another TM cover designed by Robert B├╝chler. A poster was also printed of these wonderful design.

Definitely check out the full article on Display for more details on these beauties.

Max Huber

Max Huber

Lovely set on Flickr of some of Max Huber’s work.

Via Ian Claridge

Burton Kramer Identities: A Career Retrospective Book

Burton kramer identities

I’ve written about Burton Kramer’s excellent work before, and I’m excited as hell to see that there’s finally a book available that covers his career.

The book is titled Burton Kramer Identities and features 50 years worth of work, including the excellent identity for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Geigy.

The book is printed on-demand via Lulu and a copy can be ordered from them.

186 Pages / 8.5 x 8.5″
Paperback, CMYK Print
250+ Images / 9 Articles

Rolf Harder

Rolf Harder

Sometimes I wonder why certain designers are lost to history. Maybe they didn’t hang out with the right people, who knows. Good thing we have sites like the MoMA Collection. If not, we’d probably never get see the great work done by Canadian designer Rolf Harder. He was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1929 and studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts. In 1959 he moved to Montreal and opened his own firm, Rolf Harder Design. You can read his full bio here.

His work is masterful. A prime example of the International Typographic Style. Harder’s work also highlights his superb understanding of color. I’m a big fan, especially of this piece he did in 1968.

Limited Edition Posters Inspired by Wim Crouwel


It’s seems like it’s Wim Crouwel month, and deservedly so.

Unit Editions and the Design Museum have asked a group of highly regarded graphic designers to design a poster for the “Wim Crouwel, A Graphic Odyssey” exhibit at the Design Museum. The designers were to create a design based on the dimensions and grid of the Stedelijk Museum posters created by Crouwel. My personal favorite is the one designed Experimental Jetset that is pictured here.

The designers:

Michael C Place/Build
Experimental Jetset
Philippe Apeloig
David Pidgeon
Cartlidge Levene
Tony Brook/Spin

Each poster is 635 x 950mm and screen-printed on Pristine white Colorplan. You can grab a copy at the Design Museum and Unit Editions.