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 husband and wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames began their joint career designing stretchers and leg splints from molded wood laminate during World War II. They continued to experiment with laminates and fiberglass in their postwar designing years, and exhibited the results at the San Fran
Paul Rand was a four-career man. At the age of 23, Rand began his career as art director of Esquire and Apparel Arts. His extensive design education inspired his distinct style -- a marriage of modern typography with nineteenth-century engravings. The transition to his second career in advertising wa