Graphics Revision: Influencial Designers

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  • Created on: 30-03-15 10:35
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  • Graphics Revision: Designers
    • Harry Beck
      • 1903 - 1974
      • Electrical draughts man
      • Aware of different colours on resistors
      • Designed colour-coded system for underground stations
      • Known as a 'schemic map - represents the elements of a system using graphic symbols
      • Information displayed in simplistic from to avoid confusion
      • Template for transport maps globally
    • The Alessi Company
      • Founded 1920 by Alberto Alessi's grandfather - produced general homeware items
      • Alberto (born 1946) took over the company in 1970
      • Alberto commissioned  leading artists & architects including Philippe Stark
      • Using designers in different fields resulted n fresh, innovate designs
      • His products are considered modern classics
    • Jack Kinner & Margaret Calvert
      • 1950 - 1960
      • Designed a signage system
      • Consisted of carefully coordinated lettering, colouring, shapes & symbols
      • Used for British moterway
      • Had to be clear & functional so it could be seen from a moving car
    • Wally Olins
      • Born 1930
      • Co-founder of Wolff Olins until 1997
      • Olins is one of the biggest practitioners of corporate identity & branding
      • Olns has created logos for companies as big as BT & Volkswagen
      • Olins believed that the product reflected the positive qualities of the whole company
    • Robert Sabuda
      • Born 1965
      • Initially worked as a package designer
      • Illustrated his first childrens book in 1987
      • Specialised in pop-up mechanisms within books

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