Influences

Check out my latest post at AIGA and find out who influences icons (and future icons) like John Maeda, David Airey, George Lois, Jan Wilker, and Paula Scher.

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10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers

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Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever. Read my guest post, complete with slideshow, at Fast Company’s Co.Design.

Designers and Tech

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Technology does not create good design – but it is an important tool, and can help designers develop something original.

While writing my book Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, profiling the field’s pioneering designers, I learned about several people whose embrace of technology enabled them to create innovative work. Read about a few of them at Creative Bloq

The Attractiveness Of Reality

CHARM page 174 September 1957 Cipe Pineles, art director.

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.