Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Rene Knip: Dutch designer. Brilliant at melding letterforms and their immediate environment, making each a part of the other. Knip studied with the renowned Dutch letterer and type-designer Chris Brand, at the St. Joost Academy of Art and later in private lessons at Brand's home.

Ken Tsai-Lee: A university professor and principal of a prestigious Studio in Taiwan.

Chaz Maviyane Davis: (Zimbabwe, Africa) Has been described by the UK's Design magazine as "the guerrilla of graphic design". For more than two decades the controversial Zimbabwean designer's powerful work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. His credentials include an MA in Graphic Design (with distinction) from the Central School of Art and Design, London, and an Advanced Diploma in Postgraduate Film-making from the Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, London. His design work has been published in numerous International magazines and newspapers, and acknowledged in "Who's Who in Graphic Design", "First Choice: Leading International Designers", "Rewriting the Rules of Graphic Design", amongst others.

Fumio Tachibana: (Japan) Winner of the Grand Prix at the 21st Brno Biennial, 2004. Born in 1968 in Hiroshima, Tachibana graduated from the Visual Communication and Design Division of Musashino Art University, and completed a Master’s Course in Design at the Fine Arts Research Department of the Graduate School in the Tokyo University of Art and Music. Tachibana participated in the "Artists in Residence" project at the Vermont Studio Center, USA in 1994. He held his "MADE IN THE U.S.A." exhibition in the Sagacho Exhibit Space in 1995.