History of Graphic Design



Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009) 'Victory 1945', poster

Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009)
‘Victory 1945’, poster

In order to have an appreciation of what is good in graphic design it is necessary to study the work of the best graphic designers from the past and present.

The following is a list of links to some of those who have achieved international fame:

(USA) – Saul Bass, Robert Brownjohn, David Carson, Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Reid Miles, Paul Rand, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher.

(UK) – Jonathan Barnbrook, Neville Brody, Alan Fletcher, Abram Games, Edward McKnight Kauffer, William Morris, Peter Saville, Si Scott, Storm Thorgerson.

(Switzerland) – Josef Müller-Brockmann, Erik Nitsche, Niklaus Troxler, Wolfgang Weingart.

(Japan) – Shigeo Fukuda, Yusaku Kamekura, Ikko Tanaka.

(Italy) – Armando Milani, Massimo Vignelli

(Holland) – M.C. Escher, Irma Boom, 75B

(France) – Philippe Apeloig, A.M. Cassandre

(Spain) – Oscar Marine Brandi, Bernardo Rivavelardi

(Germany) – Lucian Bernhard, Holger Matthies

(Russia) – Alexey Brodovitch

(Israel) – Dan Reisinger

(Iran) – Reza Abedini

(Australia) – Ken Cato

(China) – Xiao Yong




'The Creation of Adam', (1513) by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Logo design: ‘I Love New York’ (1977) by Milton Glaser.


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