Paul Rand

Paul Rand is one of the most famous and influential graphic designers of the 20th century. His work on corporate logos and advertising set the standard for modern marketing standards and practises. Paul Rand was born in 1914 in Brooklyn New York as Peretz Rosenbaum but later changed his name to Paul Rand. Over hisContinue reading “Paul Rand”

Peter Saville

Peter Saville is an English art director and graphic designer who gained popularity after designing multiple record sleeves for the independent record label ‘Factory Records’. Saville was born in 1955 in England and grew up in Manchester, where he would eventually attend Manchester Polytechnic to study graphic design. He entered the music scene when heContinue reading “Peter Saville”

Land Art

The Land Art movement also known as Earthworks or Earth art occurred in the US, UK and across mainland Europe during the 60s and 70s. Though Land Art covers a wide range of different styles and outcomes, the overall common trait is that of using nature and the natural world as the canvas or materialsContinue reading “Land Art”

Constructivism, De Stijl and Tschichold

Constructivism found its origins in Russia around 1915. It is credited as being coined by Kasmir Malevich when referring to work produced by Aleksander Rodchenko. Aleksander Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin were the founders of the movement. Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement centered around art reflecting the post war modern industrial world, and usingContinue reading “Constructivism, De Stijl and Tschichold”

Bauhaus

Bauhaus was a school of art that operated from 1919 to 1933 in Germany which loosely translates as building (bau) and house (haus). The school was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, with the aim of bringing all the different arts under one roof and to change the way of thinking around them as aContinue reading “Bauhaus”