Tag Archives: #graphic Design

Joey Guidone

Joey Guidone is “a fan of simplicity” as evidence in his work shown above.  He currently lives and works at the foot of the Italian Alps.  The natural born artist studied illustration at the Institute Europe di Design of Turin and Mimaster in Milan.  His clients include but are not limited to Vanity Fair Italy, The Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.  On the Adobe blog he says this about his inspiration:  

The first stage of my process is getting inspired. I think there are infinite ways to find inspiration. Sometimes you struggle all day, sometimes it just pops up listening to a random song on the radio. When I find something useful for my project, I do thumb roughs on paper. I have a sketchbook where I collect ideas and that’s another source of inspiration. I also like to see how other artists have dealt with a similar topic.

The artist can be followed on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Joey Guidone.

Milton Glaser (1929 – 2020)

Paying homage to a graphic design icon, Milton Glaser.  The artist attended the High School of Music & Art and Cooper Union in New York City.  In 1954 he co-founded Push Pin Studios whose works became the guiding reference in the world of graphic design.  He left Push Pin in 1975 and established his own firm, Milton Glaser, Inc.  No doubt you have seen his iconic designs, “I Love New York” logo, Bob Dylan Poster and the typeface, Glaser Stencil. His work is in the permanent collection of several museums and in 2009 received the National Medal of Arts.   

You can view more of his work here on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of Milton Glaser Studio.

El Lissitzky (Lazar Markovich Lissitzky) 1890–1941


El Lissitzky (Lazar Markovich Lissitzky) was a Russian born artist, designer, typographer, photographer and architect. The avant-garde artist left behind him a profound impact on the world of art and design.  His visual concepts were considered a breakthrough and helped to shape graphic design as we know it today.  Here are a few of his design philosophies:

“The artist constructs a new symbol with his brush.  This symbol is not a recognizable form of anything which already existing in the world, which is being built upon and which exists by way of people.”

“Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.”

“We believe that the elements in the chemical formula of our creative work, problem, invention, and art, correspond to the challenges of our age.”


Images:  Courtesy of various sources.