Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Marian Bjantes

While doing research for a typography project, I found the design work of Marian Bjantes. She is known for beautiful, artistic typography and for her valentines, which she makes by hand and gives away by the hundreds each year.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Chinatsu Higashi

I found out about Chinatsu Higashi recently from a book at Powell’s called The Next Generation: Japanese Women Designers, Photographers, and Illustrators (© 2010 PIE BOOKS).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry was one of the first artists whose work made me feel like it would be worthwhile to actually pick up a pen and start drawing.

Marjane Satrapi

 I first found a copy of Presipolis in an independent comic book store ten years ago. I sat there reading it until they closed and then went back the next day!

Gunta Stölzl

Wall hanging "Slit Tapestry Red/Green" 1927/28
 Although I had heard of the Bauhaus before, it wasn’t until I took a Graphic Design history course that I learned about the work of Gunta Stölzl. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sofonisba Anguissola

Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-Portrait, 1556
I became fascinated with Sofonisba Anguissola during a history of Renaissance art class. She was one of the only female artists of the 16th century to become successful at portraiture, despite cultural prejudices of her time which discouraged women from studying the human figure.