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Chile Photography: Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain was born in Santiago, Chile, in the year 1931.   His family was very wealthy, and his father was an architect and art collector.  Art surrounded him in his home, but Larrain didn’t spend much time admiring or studying it.  Instead, he was a shy boy, who spent a lot of time by himself.

 

 

Chile Photography: Sergio Larrain

Mexico Photography: Pedro Meyer and Contemporary Photography

Pedro Meyer was born in Madrid, Spain, on October 6, 1935.  He immigrated to Mexico with his family, in 1937.  Five years later he became a Mexican citizen.  He started teaching himself photography with a camera he received for his 13th birthday.  In 1953, at the age of 18, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  He is the founder of the Mexican Council of

 

 

Mexico Photography: Pedro Meyer and Contemporary Photography

Mexico Photography: Francisco Mata Rosas

Francisco Mata Rosas was born in 1958 in Mexico City.  His father was an amateur photographer and their home was filled with cameras and photography magazines, thus, he was interested in taking pictures at a young age. He used his father’s camera until he received his own, at the age of 12. He quickly started experimenting with things like putting cellophane in front of the lens to see how it would change the image.

 

 

 Mexico Photography: Francisco Mata Rosas

Mexico Photography: Discovering 1950s Photography with Nacho Lopez

Nacho Lopez, born as Ignacio Lopez Bocanegra, was born in Mexico during the year 1923.  His father was the manager of sales and advertising of Palmolive Soap.  Watching his father work in this field, created an interest of his own in the area of photography and advertising.  He was gifted a camera from his uncle and began perfecting his craft.  At a very young age, he showed special talent in documentary photography and he started the “Yucatecan Photo Hobby Club”.

 

 

Mexico Photography: Discovering 1950s Photography with Nacho Lopez

Mexico Photography: Eunice Adorno and the Mennonites in Mexico

After learning so much about famous graphic artists, it is time to begin exploring a new genre of art.  With Cinco de Mayo coming up this month, we decided to focus our exploration on Latin American photographers.  Our journey of exploration begins in Mexico, with Eunice Adorno.

 

 

Mexico Photography: Eunice Adorno and the Mennonites in Mexico

Famous Logo Designers: What they did and how they did it

As we have traveled through some of the most famous logo designers of this century, we've been able to see how each of them became successful. Many of them had very different beginnings and very different stories. This list of logo designers is certainly not the only logo designers worth studying, so you may want to let this be a starting point for your students to allow them to springboard into their own discoveries! We’ll continue our research and bring you bite sized profiles of different kinds of designers and artists in the future!

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: What they did and how they did it

Famous Logo Designers: Salvidor Dali

The final artist in our Famous Logo Designer Series is Salvador Dali.  I know you may be thinking, “What?  He wasn’t a logo designer!”  Actually, he was! He was a man of many skills, and his artistic ability spans many kinds of mediums!

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: Salvidor Dali

Famous Logo Designers: Lindon Leader and Corporate Design

This week, our famous logo designer series brings you Lindon Leader.  Lindon Leader is a highly esteemed American graphic artist. He has won numerous awards for his innovation and graphic design.  He is credited with designing one of the most recognizable logos in the world – the FedEx logo.

FedEx Logo - Lindon Leader | Logo design & Designer review

Lindon Leader now runs his own firm, Leader Creative.  He has supervised corporate design programs for CIGNA, DoubleTree Hotels, Hawaiian Airlines, as well as many others.  Leader’s work has been featured in several international publications, and some of his work has shown up in permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution.

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: Lindon Leader and Corporate Design

Famous Logo Designers: Rob Janoff

You could ask anyone in the world to name the most recognizable logos, and almost always, the Apple logo would end up being toward the top of their list.  Rob Janoff is responsible for designing the iconic original Apple logo.

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: Rob Janoff

Free resources for art teachers affected by COVID-19

These are very strange times we are facing now…are you now finding yourself:

  • Teaching to an empty classroom?
  • In front of screens for most of your day?
  • Unsure of how to support struggling students?
  • Frustrated by what you consider unfair circumstances?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, PLEASE continue reading!

Free resources for art teachers affected by COVID-19