For almost 20 years, Herb Lubalin embodied what was best in American typography. Though a soft-spoken presence, Lubalin was in fact a master communicator with a deep grasp of the subtleties of human interaction. Lubalin received his education from the Cooper Union School in New York, where he was so
In 1955, along with Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, and Reynold Ruffin, Milton Glaser cofounded the Pushpin graphic design studio in New York. The studio's surprising style, which combined aspects of Victorian art, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco with contemporary typography and illustration
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