DESIGN HEROES

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  1. PAULA SCHER
    100% badass amazing bish. I've wanted to work for her since I was 17. she got her start designing album covers in the 70s and has done branding for tons of huge corprations. A few of her greatest hits: Boston's Don't Look Back album cover , THE CITIBANK LOGO, the Public Theatre logo/brandind, Microsoft 8 logo, etc etc etc. She's a partner at Pentagram (my dream job).
  2. PAUL RAND
    designed so many logos you see every day. UPS, ABC, Westinghouse, IBM. a personal favorite esp since he was supposedly a cranky old bastard.
  3. DAVID CARSON
    oh hi, RAYGUN MAGAZINE. perhaps the most influential publication to me aesthetically, ever? It looks dated now but NOTHING looked like that before he did it. I love his irreverence toward a standard magazine experience. Some stories were black ink on black pages. some just ended mid-sentence. Sometimes it was upside down or backwards. I mean..why NOT, right?. Brought a stack of these with me when i started at Bon Appetit (the spirit guided me) He is still around, like, surfing in LA.
  4. SISTER CORITA KENT
    a nun who made the most amazing silkscreen posters and art you've ever seen. composition / color / type / shape it's all so on point and exciting. and she was doing this in the 1960s btw. inspiring as all hell. in the back of my mind with a lot of what i did at Bon Appetit
  5. MATTHEW CARTER
    so many typefaces that you know and use. The NYT logo as you see it now. the perfect T magazine logo that existed until those tasteless jackanapes replaced it. British, dashing, rakish, a white pony-tailed gentleman. Was lucky to work with him a few times while I worked at the NYT and he's delightful
  6. FRED WOODWARD
    at Rolling Stone in the 90s specifically. Those layouts are inspirational to me. Any RS cover or layout you remember from that time (RHCP w socks on dicks, Janet w Boob Hands) is from his tenure. He's been at GQ now forever and is a really nice man
  7. MIKE MILLS
    in the 90s he worked on every thing i loved. x-girl, x-large, grand royal, the sonic youth washing machine cover, cibo matto albums. etc etc etc. now he makes movies but whatever
  8. HERB LUBALIN
    gorgeous bold lyrical typography + design (the all-white album cover I did for the Walkmen was an homage, in my mind)