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Special Feature: Uchu Misaki [Cosmic Cape] Blues by Shinro Ohtake
Hiroshi Kan: Latest Works 2001-2003
Deciphering Design – A State of English Design
tycho’s nova IDEA mix by Graham Wood
GRAPH X GRAPH
Special Supplement: seal-engraving works “a pillow and a light stand” by Kasetsu
Shinro Ohtake Original Serial Poster vol.2 “Uchu Misaki [Cosmic Cape]”
“BOB DYLAN 2003” idea remix ver.2.0 by heiQuiti HARATA

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Idea 299, 2003-7. Cover design by Shinro Ohtake
Idea 299, 2003-7. Cover design by Shinro Ohtake
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Crouwel was the successor to Willem Sandberg who used an avant-garde approach in his work, utilising torn-paper montage, mixing of sans serif and old Egyptian typefaces and often off-center positioning. Crouwel steered away from this artistic approach and implemented a cohesive design system and a strong identity that emulated the corporate identity boom of the 1950s and 60s.

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Franco Grignani (1908-1999) was one of the twentieth century’s most important Italian graphic designers. Scanning the inner pages of Gebrauchsgraphik 04, 1962, I have managed to collate a selection of the advertisements created in the 1950s and early 1960s, showcasing his groundbreaking design work.

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Working alongside André Gürtler and Bruno Pfäffli, Adrian Frutiger designed many logo designs. Here is a selection of the designs which were featured in Der Druckspiegel, December 1961. I have also translated and rewritten the descriptions to provide more depth.

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Little is known about the designer Günther Heil. he established his graphic studio in Berlin and designed many advertisements for 8mm and 16mm film distributor Bruno Schmidt in the 1960s. These were created in the same era as the film distributor Atlas Films was sending films to art-house theatres and were hiring designers Hans Hillmann, Hans Michel, Günther Kieser, Wolfgang Schmidt and Karl Oskar Blase.