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Help with class assignment: Famous Designers?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by BlueFishDesigns, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. BlueFishDesigns

    BlueFishDesigns Very Active Member

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    I have a class assignment coming up where I have to research a famous designer and do my resume in their style. Yes, I googled "famous designers" but I thought I would ask for some suggestions from you guys.

    So, who are some famous designers that you guys like? Thanks!
     
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  2. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    frank lloyd wright!
     
  3. 10sacer

    10sacer Active Member

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    Designers

    Ummm.... you want to be a little more specific on type of designer... cuz the ultimate designer would be God, right?
     
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    Debbie Travis?
     
  5. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    get on tedtalks and search the designers there. you should be picking out the designer, not someone else.
     
  6. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    I'm figuring it's graphic designers, a few famous ones I like are...

    (the list is kinda done in a chronological order...)

    Fillipo Marinetti
    Fortunato Depero
    El Lissitzsky
    Alexander Rodchenko
    Stenberg Brothers
    Herbert Beyer
    Jan Tschichold
    Latislav Sutnar
    Piet Zwart
    A.M. Cassandre
    Lester Beal
    Herbert Matter
    Paul Rand
    Alvin Lustig
    Armin Hofmann
    Saul Bass
    Victor Moscoso
    April Greiman
    Art Chantry
    Ed Fella
    David Carson
    Jennifer Sterling
    Charles S. Anderson
    Louise Fili
    Margo Chase
    Paula Scher
    Marian Bantjes
    Shepard Fairey
     
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    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    The first name that comes to mind is Paula Scher, i admire her on so many levels!
    If your not familiar with her, you can learn a lot about her in this 20 minute video.
    She's quite an inspirational woman and designer.

    Paula Scher gets serious
     
  8. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Herb Lubalin
     
  9. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Paul Rand practically redefined branding in America.

    Plus, as a bonus, there's a boatload of info out there about him so research would be easy. Artbot is right though, research your own heroes, not someone elses
     
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    Dave Drane Very Active Member

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    My heroes are all sign people? Mike Stevens, Chester Cunningham and lots of others who you still see featured in Signcraft.
     
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    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I've always been a big fan of this guy, Leonardo Da Vinci
     
  12. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Mike Stevens
     
  13. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I think you might need to define famous. Are you looking for a designer that the average Joe on the street would know? How about Gucci?
     
  14. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    did you know Gucci was originally studying to become a doctor?
    edited: it feels like i'm making this fact up, but it was a trivia question at my team trivia last wednesday...
     
  15. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    DESIGNER: cover a lot of territory. pick one of many feilds of DESIGN.
    architectural- frank lloyd wright
    automotive- harley earl, exner,
    electronics-jobs, bill gates
    you can always watch HGTV, for all those"designers" hehehehehehehe
     
  16. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I'm for Chester Cunnigham too. and Bob Behounek.
     
  17. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    I had an assignment similar to this in college.
    I used Karim Rashid. His style was awesome and it was a lot of fun.
    Here's his website - http://www.karimrashid.com/
     
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    very cool site - amazing designer!
     
  19. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    wow, this guy is amazing! love his style.
     
  20. BlueFishDesigns

    BlueFishDesigns Very Active Member

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    Thanks for all the replies! I should've put "graphic designers". I thought it would've been obvious but I guess not. I *never* wanted anyone to pick one for me; that would be ridiculous. I was just looking for some suggestions from other designers (you guys) who might know some names that google didn't pick up. Graphic designers generally don't get famous outside of the design community so I thought you guys would be able to give me some names to look up. Then I could choose one that I like and go forward with my project. I'll check out your suggestions tonight. (Can't do school work at real work!)

    Again, thanks so much for taking the time to help me out!
     
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