Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yves Netzhammer: A Swiss designer artist who lives and works in Zurich, studied architecture there and later obtained a diploma at the Hochschule für Gestaltung and Kunst Zürich’s department of visual design. Netzhammer has been working with video installations, slide projections, drawings and objects since 1997.

Laurent Fetis: A graphic designer. Born in 1970 in Orsay, France he studied at the College of Architecture in Versailles and the National College of Decorative Arts in Paris. His work has been seen in Les Inrockuptibles, Jalouse, The Face, Studio Voice, and Escape. He collaborated on Roman Coppola's first full-length film, CQ.

Jonathan Ellery: (British) Ellery's work hints at the heritage of London and stereotypical notions of Britain, while the context suggests something more modern. In 2001 Ellery designed the book Coney Island, featuring the photopgraphy of Bruce Gilden, with a typographical language that recalls letterpress posters and ads from carnivals, cruises, and theaters from early Twentieth-Century.

David Carson: (American) Best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine Ray Gun. Carson was perhaps the most influential graphic designer of the nineties. In particular, his widely-imitated aesthetic defined the so-called "grunge" era. Carson became interested in a new school of typography and photography-based graphic design and is largely responsible for popularizing the style; he inspired many young designers of the 1990's.

Stephan Sagmeister: Is among today’s most important graphic designers. Born in Austria, he now lives and works in New York, where he formed Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed branding, graphics and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum and Time Warner. Nominated five times, Stefan won a Grammy Award for his design of the Talking Heads boxed set. He also earned practically every important international design award.

April Greiman: (Swiss) April Greiman (born 1948) is recognized as one of the first designers to embrace computer technology as a designing tool early as 1984 and, to a lesser extent, for introducing the New Wave aesthetic to the US. Presently, she heads Los Angeles-based design consultancy Made in Space.