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Typography in art

This is a short historical perspective of typography in art to give students ides of how to incorporate typography in their own projects.
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Cathy Tanasse

on 19 September 2011

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Typography in art Herb Lubalin Milton Glaser (born June 26, 1929) is a graphic designer, best known for the I Love New York logo, his “Bob Dylan” poster, the “DC bullet” logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the “Brooklyn Brewery” logo. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968. Milton Glaser “What I do is not really typography, which I think of as an essentially mechanical means of putting characters down on a page. It's designing with letters. Aaron Burns called it, 'typographics,' and since you've got to put a name on things to make them memorable, 'typographics' is as good a name for what I do as any.”

Herb Lubalin (Herbert Frederick) – born 17. 3. 1918 in New York, USA, died 24. 5. 1981 in New York, USA. New York graphic designer, dean of American art directors since World War II, type designer since 1970. A founder of ITC, he edited its magazine U&lc until his death in 1981.
In 1984 he was posthumously awarded the TDC Medal, the award from the Type Directors Club presented to those “who have made significant contributions to the life, art, and craft of typography”.

New York graphic designer, dean of American art directors since World War II, type designer since 1970. A founder of ITC, he edited its magazine U&lc until his death in 1981.

Paula Scher
For more than three decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design. She began her career as an art director in the 1970s and early '80s, and in 1991, became the first woman at Pentagram, an international design consultancy.

Estrella Levante posters More examples of typography in art... Sources http://sixrevisions.com/design-showcase-inspiration/30-creative-typography-art/ http://www.designishistory.com/1980/paula-scher/ http://cvmessling.blogspot.com/2011/01/paula-scher.html http://www.20x200.com/artists/paula-scher.html http://www.aiga.org/medalist-herblubalin/ http://oeilsj.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/typography-in-advertising-2/ http://somuchpileup.blogspot.com/2009/01/beards-by-herb-lubalin.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Glaser http://www.miltonglaserworks.com/home.php?cat=26 http://typeinspire.com/images/0709/2/lettering.jpg Illuminated manuscripts

The first illuminated manuscripts, which became popular during the Middle Ages, were hand made by monks in monasteries. Though sacred texts were some of the most commonly produced works, monasteries (centers of learning) also filled their libraries with literary, scientific, and philosophical works by Greek and Roman authors. A lot of work went into producing these volumes; paper had to be made, inks mixed, etc. Once the text for a certain page was completed the scribes would embellish it with vibrantly colored illustrations, decorated initials, and ornament in the margins. Back in time...
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