Thursday, April 25, 2013
Duplessis takes from fine art, diagrams in old psychology, and sharks (yes, he's an avid scuba diver) as inspiration. His work is a useful example of innovative typography, it makes explaining elements like scale, space and rhythm pun and metaphor easier to digest. He is currently the Art Director of The New York Times Magazine. He has held design-director and art-director positions at various titles, including Spin, GQ and Blaze magazines. He has received over 300 awards from organizations like the Society of Publication Designers, where he most recently won both the "Members Choice Award" for best magazine and the prestigious "Magazine of the Year Award" for work done at The New York Times Magazine. More on Duplessis here (Duplessis top ilustration, marked * for Final Exam).