Our design heroes blog features our favorite architects, typographers, artists, and a few famous graphic designers that have truly defined our field.
Jessica Hische - Typographer
Effective typography is halfway between art and science. As it's appreciation in the design community reaches new heights, Jessica Hische is one name that should be piquing your interest.
Solid typography is easy to overlook, because when it's done well it seems effortless. In that same vein, a typographer generally likes to remain "behind the scenes" and let their work speak for itself. Like any craft there is a certain balance that must be struck and Jessica Hische has done an impeccable job so far in her career of making incredible work and supporting her community (without even becoming the least bit art-snobby).
Wayne White is the kind of character who avoids the spotlight. His art however does not.
Some of the most interesting characters that you’ll ever meet are often uncomfortable in accepting attention. Wayne White is one such character. You’ve seen his work and probably marveled at his unique take on reality - but odds are, you couldn’t pick him out of a lineup.
Dieter Rams - Principles of Design
Legendary design hero Dieter Rams reflects on the Ten Commandments of Design. Anyone interested in product design, typograpy, or any type of design should take his words to heart.
Quality design cannot be measured in a finite way, but Dieter Rams did conclude that it does have rules. While attempting to define these rules he established a brief set of overarching rules that are now colloquially known as the Ten Commandments of Design. Design plays an ever growing role in all of our lives, so if you find the topic interesting - These should be rules to live by.
Samuel Mockbee - Architect
The father of the Rural Studio, Auburn's Samuel Mockbee was a founding father of American's Sustainable Architectural Movement. His commitment to architecture and ethics leaves a shining legacy for todays socialy consious architects.
The architectural profession lost one of its most socially responsible members when Auburn's Samuel Mockbee, age 57, died on December 30, 2001 of complications of leukemia. An inspiring educator, gifted practitioner, and a passionate artist, "Sambo" showed us that humble architecture deserves an advocate. It deserved the same care in both design and fabrication, that any big-budget public project should garner.
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