20 Rules From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History

20 Rules From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History

20 Rules From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History While graphic design can sometimes feel like a brand new industry, it’s actually quite the opposite. Graphic design is an industry that has been growing and changing for centuries at the hand of countless designers. So, to celebrate this rich and exciting history, we’ve compiled a list of 20 famous designers that have done their part in shaping graphic design in some way. From those who specialize in typography or magazine design, through to album covers and political posters, each of these people have made their mark on the industry and shaped it in some way through hard work and some great designs. With that, let’s have a look at 20 famous designers who changed graphic design for good. 01. David Carson: Break the Rules David Carson Appropriately dubbed ‘the Godfather of Grunge’, David Carson revolutionized the design industry by taking a unique, rule-breaking attitude toward design. His strikingly shredded, warped, and sometimes illegible layout designs remain to be a constant source of radical inspiration for designers around the globe. 02. Saul Bass: Design the Iconic Saul Bass A household name in the world of design, Saul Bass is a legend whose work you’ve likely encountered before. Bass made his mark on the design world with his work in the 1950s designing iconic movie posters and motion picture title sequences for films such as Psycho, The Man with the Golden Arm, and North by Northwest. Bass was also an accomplished logo designer, having designed a plethora of timeless brand marks that have an average lifespan of about 35 years. Much of his...
Rebirth for the famous Guinness stout

Rebirth for the famous Guinness stout

A breath of life for the Guinness Harp Today it can be quite rare to see a logo rebirth in which the final result is an improvement. London-based agency Design Bridge was tasked “to breathe life back into the Guinness harp and let it sing once again…”. What they come up with is quite impressive, below is some info from Stocklogos about the change. Many of the posts here over the last few years have lamented ill-advised rebrandings and logo “refreshes” in which the life was sucked out of venerable brand identities, typically via a mindless shift from serif to san serif typefaces and a brutal “simplification” of a design, with thr objective often seeming little more than to cram it more easily into the tiny porthole of a social media icon. Has graphic design been reduced to this sad graphical lobotomization? Happily, not always, with a case in point being London-based Design Bridge’srecent tuning of the Guinness logo. If you’re a teetotaler, the Guinness name may be unfamiliar to you. It’s the brewer of a unique Irish dry stout beer that’s available in over 120 countries, totalling an impressive 1.8 billion US pints. A big part of the Guinness appeal is its history, which can be traced back to when founder Arthur Guinness launched his brewing enterprise in 1759. A celtic harp, a symbol closely identified with Ireland’s identity, had long been the central element in the logo but had become progressively simplified to the point where it had lost its power. Below is the version introduced in 2005, followed by earlier iterations. As you can see, the harp had been progressively stylized...
David Carson – A few good waves

David Carson – A few good waves

David Carson a rockstar David Carson is arguably the worlds most famous graphic designer. Most students studying graphic design will come across his typography as I did and realise that he basically breaks the rules of design but, wow it really works! He definitely inspired me and I would have to imagine so many others, if your not already familiar with his work check some out and you will instantly recognise his strong style. This video is well worth a watch, even if you don’t already know who Carson is! David Carson – All For a Few Good Waves from Dress Code on...
Pantone reveals 2016 Colour of the Year

Pantone reveals 2016 Colour of the Year

It’s twins! Two shades blended for the first time ever. Pantone has announced its 2016 Colour of the Year – and it’s a curveball. For the first time ever, the global colour authority has picked a combination of two for the year ahead: Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz. According to Pantone, 2016’s combination is “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mind-set of tranquillity and inner peace.” The announcement, today, is an annual event that’s closely watched by pundits across the design and fashion industries. You can expect a cascade of products in these colours from designers and retailers over the following 12 months. Pastel pairing “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to the stress of modern day lives, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfil the yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent,” says Pantone. “Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.” This article is from Creative...