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Matthew Carter

Designer Biography

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...Carter is a British type designer, born in London and often regarded as the most important typographer of the modern era, with a career spanning over five decades. His fonts include Helvetica Compressed, Bell Centennial, Georgia, Tahoma...

Cassandre

Designer Biography

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...Cassandre was a Ukrainian poster and type designer, and painter, who worked in Paris and New York. One of the most influential poster designers of the twentieth century, Mouron adopted the pseudonym Cassandre for advertising work in 1922...
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...Architects and product designers Achille, Livio, and Pier Giacomo were born and worked in Milan. Their designs are often ingenious adaptations of everyday and found objects. After graduating from Milan Polytechnic, the three brothers...

Raymond McGrath

Designer Biography

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...Architect and industrial designer, born and educated in Australia, McGrath designed a number of significant houses in the modernist idiom during the interwar period. This included remodeling the Cambridge university house Finella. This led...

Christopher Dresser

Designer Biography

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...Dresser was a British designer, design reformer and theorist, author, industrial adviser, and businessman. Born in Glasgow, he went on to train at the Government School of Design in London from 1847 to 1854, where he was inspired by key...

Wells Coates

Designer Biography

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...Architect and designer, born in Japan to Canadian parents, Coates later moved to London where he played a critical role in the promotion and application of Modernist design and architecture in Britain...

Henry Cole

Designer Biography

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...Museum director, civil servant, and design reformer from Bath, England, Cole was the founding director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and played a leading role in organizing the Great Exhibition of 1851...

Terence Conran

Designer Biography

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...Highly influential British designer and design retailer, born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Conran is renowned for his impact on the British awareness of design through his various retail projects. In 1947, he enrolled at the Central...

Typography

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...We refer to typography as the letters or texts that are all around us; however, there is an important distinction between what typography is and what it is not. Typography is writing from a mold, which is different from handwriting...

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1857–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art and design in Britain. The Museum was founded on the principle of promoting excellence in British design and manufacturing. The collection spans thousands of years and includes...