★★★Research on Typographers

Research on Typographers:


Giabattista Bodoni

 (1740 in-1813) was an Italian engraver, publisher, printer and typographer of high repute remembered for designing a family of different typefaces called Bodoni.


Paul Rand

Born Peretz Rosenbaum  (1914-1996)

A well-known American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs. Rand’s education included the Pratt Institute (1929-1932), the Parsons School of Design (1932-1933), and the Art Students League (1933-1934). He was one of the originators of the Swiss Style of graphic design.

“Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.”

– Paul Rand, 1997


Saul Bass


 A Jewish-American graphic designer and filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences.

Saul Bass was not only one of the great graphic designers of the mid-20th century but the undisputed master of film title design thanks to his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger and Martin Scorsese.

Eric Gill


A wood engraver, sculptor, typographer, and draughtsman, Arthur Eric Rowton Gill was born in Brighton. who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. He is a controversial figure, with his well-known religious views and subject matter being seen as at odds with his sexual and paraphiliac behaviour and erotic art.


Wim Crouwel


A Dutch graphic designer and typographer. Between 1947 and 1949 In 1963, he was one of the founders of the design studio Total Design.  he designed the typeface New Alphabet, a design that embraces the limitations of the cathode ray tube technology used by early data display screens and phototypesetting equipment and thus only contains horizontal and vertical strokes.


Otl Aicher 


was one of the leading German graphic designers of the 20th century. He created the rotis font family in 1988. He has also designed the logo of Munich Airport which is just the letter “M” in a special font.


Emil Ruder


 Swiss typographer and graphic designer, who with Armin Hofmann helped to found the Schule für Gestaltung Basel (Basel School of Design) and a graphic style known as the Swiss Style. The Swiss Style was defined by the use of sans-serif typefaces


Adolphe Mouron Cassandre


Was a Ukrainian-French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designer


Lance Wyman


Is an American graphic designer. He is known for such work as the logo of the 1968 Summer Olympic Games and the route map of the Washington Metro.


Paula Scher


Paula Scher, born October 6, 1948, in Washington, DC, is an American graphic designer, illustrator, painter and art educator in design, and the first female principal at Pentagram.


Erik Spiekermann 


AGerman typographer and designer. He is a professor at the University of the Arts Bremen. Between 1972 and 1979, he worked as a freelance graphic designer in London before returning to Berlin and founding MetaDesign with two partners. Piekermann studied art history at Berlin’s Free University funding himself by running a hot metal printing press sement of his house..


Josef Müller-Brockmann 


A Swiss graphic designer and teacher. He studied architecture, design and history of art at both the University and Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. In 1936 he opened his Zurich studio specialising in graphic design, exhibition design and photography. He is recognised for his simple designs and his clean use of typography, notably Akzidenz-Grotesk, shapes and colours which inspires many graphic designers in the 21st .

 Jan Tschichold 


A typographer, book designer, teacher and writer.


László Moholy-Nagy


A Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts.

Herbert Bayer


An Austrian American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental & interior designer, and architect, who was widely recognized as the last living member of the Bauhaus and was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company’s corporate art collection.

Wolfgang Weingart


An internationally known graphic designer and typographer. His work is categorized as Swiss typography and he is credited as “the father” of New Wave or Swiss Punk typography.


John Heartfield


Is the anglicised name of the German photomontage artist Helmut Herzfeld.


Alan Gerard Fletcher


A British graphic designer. In his obituary, he was described by The Daily Telegraphas “the most highly regarded graphic designer of his generation, and probably one of the most prolific”.


Matthew Carter


 is a type designer. Carter’s career in type design has witnessed the transition from physical metal type to digital type.


Herbert F. Lubalin


Was a prominent American graphic designer. He collaborated with Ralph Ginzburg on three of Ginzburg’s magazines: Eros, Fact, and Avant Garde, and was responsible for the creative visual beauty of these publications. He designed a typeface, ITC Avant Garde, for the last of these; this distinctive font could be described as a post-modern interpretation of art deco, and its influence can be seen in logos created in the 1990s and 2000s.

Milton Glaser


is a graphic designer, best known for the I Love New York logo, his “Bob Dylan” poster, the “DC bullet” logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the “Brooklyn Brewery” logo. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.

 Paul Renner



was a typeface designer, most notably of Futura.


Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko


was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design.


Frank Lloyd Wright


was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works.


Neville Brody


Neville Brody is an internationally renowned designer, typographer, art director and brand strategist. As founder of the Research Studios network and partner in each of our operations, his insight, methodology and appetite for excellence inform every aspect of our work.


Jonathan Barnbrook 


 A British graphic designer and typographer.


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 Jamie Reid


 A British artist and anarchist with connections to the Situationists. His work, featuring letters cut from newspaper headlines in the style of a ransom note, came close to defining the image of punk rock, particularly in the UK. His best known works include the Sex Pistols album.


Peter Saville 


An  English art director and graphic designer. Saville’s reclaimed status and contribution to graphic design were firmly established when London’s Design Museum exhibited his body of work .


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