Kindred "Design" Spirits

I found this list of designers who remain relevant to my thinking and making from my MFA thesis blog. It was posted on March 19, 2012. I feel like it remains pretty accurate.
  1. Stefan Sagmeister
  2. Barbara Kruger
  3. Pablo Ferro
  4. Herbert Bayer
  5. David Carson
  6. April Greiman
  7. Gail Anderson
  8. Ed Fella
  9. Lester Beall
  10. Bradbury Thompson
  11. Neville Brody
  12. Dan Friedman
  13. Elliott Earls
  14. P. Scott Makela