Adrian Frutiger not only created one of the most successful and widely used typefaces, but he also created a standard of excellence in type design that will likely elude designers for generations to come. Frutiger received his formal education and apprenticeship in Switzerland, where, in 1951, he pro
A portrait of Tibor Kalman's middle-aged face almost passes as commonplace: a receding hairline, squinting eyes, and a toothy, sincere smile. Kalman's design career, however, has questioned all boundaries and expectations set by the ordinary.
Born in Budapest in 1949, Kalman was educated in journa
The highly modern, reductive style associated with the Swiss design ethic owes its existence in large part to
Josef Muller-Brockmann, founder of the tri-lingual journal, "New Graphic Design." Strongly influenced by Contructivism, Muller-Brockmann is best known for his work with posters and signage. H
When Romeo Gigli designs clothing, he takes his inspiration "not [from] the human body itself, but [from] the essence of the personality inside that the body can convey...I am totally convinced that 'the essential' is the greatest elegance one can have." Gigli has become a leader in the fashion world