Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mehemed Fehmy Agha (the reform of American graphic design)


Who is Mehemed Fehmy Agha?


When the extraordinary art director Dr. Mehemed Fehmy Agha arrived at Vogue’s New York offices in 1929, he ignited a thrilling design revolution, re-imagining and revamping the magazine—as well as its sister publications Vanity Fair and House & Garden—while redefining his profession for generations to come.

What do we get here?

1- No more Vogue’s old-fashioned appearance,
2- Graceful Art Deco curves and the clean lines of Constructivism.
3- No more italic lettering. Instead, we get sans serif fonts like Futura,
3- All unnecessary elements are eliminated from the pages (borders around photos, column rules, sidebars),
\4- the magazine gets a latest European avant-garde look,