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Kenneth Grange

Designer Biography

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...Grange was a true product of British post-Second World War confidence in design. Practicing under the apprenticeship of several designers involved in the Festival of Britain exhibition, he would go on to embrace design for mass production...

Harley Earl

Designer Biography

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...American transport designer and business executive born in Los Angeles, California, Earl was a key figure in developing the role of the designer within the automotive industry, introducing the idea of prototyping using clay models...

Margaret Calvert

Designer Biography

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...Margaret Vivienne Calvert OBE is a typographer and graphic designer. Born in South Africa, Calvert moved to England in 1950 where she later studied at the Chelsea College of Art. In 1957, her Chelsea College tutor Jock Kinneir was appointed...

Walter Gropius

Designer Biography

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...One of twentieth century’s most influential architects and design educators, Gropius studied architecture in Munich from 1903 and moved to Berlin in 1905, working in the office of the architect and designer Peter Behrens from 1908. In 1910,...

Harold Van Doren

Designer Biography

...An American industrial designer, Van Doren was a major advocate of streamlining in product design. He studied at the Art Students League and in Paris through an art history scholarship. During his time in France, he worked among other...

Aerodynamics

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Aerodynamics derives from the Greek words ἀήρ (aer), concerning air, and δυναμική (dynamic), concerning an act of force. It refers to the motion of air and its dynamics in and around an object. Efficient aerodynamics refers to properties...

Designing Ethics in Large-scale Socio-technical Systems

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book Chapter

...Introduction: Designing Ethics? In what ways are design and ethics connected? Philosopher Glenn Parsons outlines three major ways.Glenn Parsons, The Philosophy of Design (Malden: Polity Press, 2016). Firstly, ethics exists in the form...

Travel Illustration

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...The above images are personal travel pieces created by Andy Potts and Tim Marrs in April 2007.An illustration that records or documents natural history, cartography and the customs and cultures of indigenous peoples. Artists such as John...

Moulton, Alexander (1920–2012)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Alexander Moulton was a British engineer and designer, born in Stratford-upon-Avon and educated at Marlborough College before reading engineering at Kings College in Cambridge. He started his career in the engine research department...

Airstream

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Airstream is a brand of recreational vehicles first developed by Wally Byam (1896–1962), who had been designing trailers since the 1920s. The first Airstream was produced in 1932 and was based upon designs by Hawley Bowlus. The trailer...