Excited about a series we have going at Speckyboy Design Magazine: each week, we highlight some of the graphic design pioneers featured in Graphic Icons. This week, it’s Milton Glaser. We’ve also featured Saul Bass, Cipe Pineles, and Wim Crouwel. Check them all out at Speckyboy.
Today, women make up around half of the graphic design profession. This wasn’t always the case. Read my guest post at GD USA profiling a few of the pioneers who challenged the status quo and paved the way for today’s female designers.
We all know midcentury modern designers and architects like Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, and Richard Neutra, but what about the era’s graphic designers? See my post on Buzzfeed for 7 that you should know-
Graphic Birdwatching is a new platform for women in graphic design. They are featuring an excerpt from Graphic Icons on Cipe Pineles, the first female art director of a major U.S. magazine, and the first female member of the Art Directors Club. There is also a photoset featuring some the women featured in Graphic Icons on Women in Graphic Design, a blog dedicated to exhibiting design work by women.