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Famous Logo Designers: Paula Scher

“The best way to accomplish serious design…is to be totally and completely unqualified for the job.” – Paula Scher

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This is exactly how Paula Scher, an American graphic artist, felt as she was attending the Tyler School of Art.  While majoring in illustration, Scher avoided graphic art classes, because she didn’t draw well, and wasn’t “neat” enough to

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: Paula Scher

Famous Logo Designers: Milton Glaser

A national and international success, Milton Glaser is an artist who has worked on an array of projects that span much wider than printed materials.

 

 

Famous Logo Designers: Milton Glaser

Famous Logo Designers: Paul Rand logos and designs

Today I am going to introduce you to an American graphic artist, who pioneered a distinct Modernist Style.  Paul Rand was the designer for many iconic logos in major corporations and an important figure in the American advertising industry.

Famous Logo Designer: Paul Rand logos and designs

Teaching Fair Use to high school students: How to "Steal" without breaking the law

Teaching Copyright to High School Students

Here's our Copyright Webinar Replay!!! You can participate in a few of the polls that were used in the live webinar. Just click the button in the upper right corner.

Below are some links and helpful information from the webinar:

21:30 - Useful Copyright Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QiO_H0-ok8

30:10 - Make your own mnemonic devices: https://www.mnemonicgenerator.com/

Teaching Fair Use to high school students: How to "Steal" without breaking the law

Is it INFRINGEMENT or FAIR USE?

Nobody really wants to steal someone else’s image. (Ok, there may be some sadistic individuals out there who are out to steal identities…but I assume that if you are reading this blog post, you are not one of them :)

But it’s a heck of a lot of work to make sure that every image I find can be used for my purposes. It's time consuming and tedious just to look for images, much less make sure I can legally use them!

 

 

Want more clarification on how to "deal with copyright" in your classroom? You're in luck! We'll be hosting a webinar all about copyright later this month (January 2020). Click below to save your seat!

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Is it INFRINGEMENT or FAIR USE?

5 Commonly asked questions about copyright

Copyright? Really? She wants to talk about COPYRIGHT!?

Yeah…but don’t leave the page just yet! I’ll try to keep this interesting and engaging for you…

Alright, copyright isn’t the sexiest of topics and it seems like a huge ocean of grey area. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life and a big topic to digital arts of all kinds. So, let’s dive right in.

 

 

Want more clarification on how to "deal with copyright" in your classroom? You're in luck! We'll be hosting a webinar all about copyright later this month (January 2020). Click below to save your seat!

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5 Commonly asked questions about copyright

Famous Graphic Designers of the century: What They did and How They Got There

Over the past few months, I have been creating famous graphic designer “profiles” for some of the most famous graphic designers over the past century. This list is by no means exhaustive and I know that there are so many more equally creative and successful designers out there to be explored, so fear not! I’ll continue my research and bring you bite sized profiles of different kinds of designers in the future!

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Famous Graphic Designer Profile: Jessica Walsh and brand design

 

It’s time to mix things up a little bit with a more modern designer. Introducing: Jessica Walsh. In her elementary years, she became fascinated with all things graphic design. In high school she would create websites for individuals and small businesses.

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Famous Graphic Designer Profile: Saul Bass and Corporate Logo design

Though Saul Bass created some amazingly long-lasting logos, that is not really what he was known for. His real fame came from his revolution of the presentation of movie credits (yes, those short graphic sequences at the beginning of the movie…which perhaps you like to fast forward through…).

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It was in this line of work that he met his wife, Elaine Makatura. They worked together on the title sequence of the film Spartacus in 1960. At this time in his life he worked on many films, both creating title sequences and designing the movie posters. Some of his most iconic movie posters were Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder and The Man with the Golden Arm.

 

 

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Famous Graphic Designer Profile: Massimo Vignelli and His Philosophy of Design

To contrast with the famous graphic designer in my last post, Massimo Vignelli’s style of designing was incredibly simple. So simple, that you may look at his work, and think, “I could do that!” Perhaps you would be right, but Vignelli worked the way he did with almost religious precision.

 

 

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