Tag Archives Typography

Zuzana Licko

by Sunday, October 8, 2017

European born but based in California, Zuzana Licko and Rudy VanderLans co-founded Emigre in 1984 - the earliest small type foundry to accommodate pioneering typefaces by a broad group of designers and artists. Zuzana was one of the very first graphic designers who became interested in digital type design, and was one of the first type ...

Francis Picabia

by Monday, September 25, 2017

Once known as "Papa Dada," Francis Picabia was one of the principle figures of the Dada movement both in Paris and New York. A friend and associate of Marcel Duchamp, he became known for a rich variety of work ranging from strange, comic-erotic images of machine parts to text-based paintings that foreshadow aspects of Conceptual ...

Helmut Schmid

by Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Born in Austria as a German citizen, he was apprenticed as a typesetter. During the 1960s, he attended AGS Basel—Allgemeine Gewerbeschule (School of Design) studying under Emil Ruder, Kurt Hauert, and Robert Büchler. Once completed his studies, he worked in West Berlin and Stockholm, then moved to Montreal to work at Ernst Roch Design, then Vancouver, ...

Erik Spiekermann

by Thursday, August 10, 2017

Erik Spiekermann is art historian, information architect, type designer and author. Two of his typefaces, FF Meta and ITC Officina, are considered to be modern classics. He founded MetaDesign (1979) and FontShop (1988). He is behind the design of well-know brands such as Audi, Bosch, VW, German Railways and Heidelberg Printing, among others; information systems ...

Emil Ruder

by Friday, July 28, 2017

  Emil Ruder was a prominent twentieth century Swiss graphic designer and typographer. He was also associated with another eminent designer Armin Hofmann with whom he joined the faculty of Basel School of Design. His artwork is distinguished from others on the basis of his holistic approach to designing and teaching. He employed a systematic practical ...