Category Archives: Graphic Design

Jack Stauffacher (1920 – 2017)

Jack Stauffacher was a self-taught master printer, typographer and book publisher.  In 1936 he established Greenwood Press printing everything from business cards and tickets to fine art books and museum monographs.  He taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology, San Francisco Art Institute and was hired as typographic director at Stanford University Press. He resigned from Stanford and in 1966 he reopened Greenwood Press in San Francisco.  

Some of his work are in the permanent collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stanford University Library and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

Jones, Knowles, Ritchie (JKR)


Inspired by marble maze games Jones, Knowles, Ritchie (JKR) used a custom typeface “Maze Sans” to create an identity program for UNICEF branch, Marble, a science and art collective pioneering the future of ethical data. 

Unicef refer to corporate data as a maze of information, challenging to navigate when looking for pathways to solutions.  JKR took this analogy using colorful marbles to illustrate the journey of data in a simple and approachable way both statically and in motion.  The font works particularly well when seen in animation using the marbles to communicate different directives. You can view the video of the marbles in motion here.

Images:  Courtesy of Jones, Knowles, Ritchie (JKR)

Yoni Alter


Israeli born Yoni Alter is a London-based designer and art director.  He studied at Jerusalem Academy of Art and Design and continued his education at London College of Communication. The artist utilizes bold silhouettes and colors to depict architectural landmarks and icons from around the world.  We were drawn to the simplified images, perspective and the dynamic splashes of colors.

The artist can be found on his website, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of his prints are available in his Etsy shop, Designed by Yoni.

Images:  Courtesy of Yoni Alter.