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Graphic Design Dream Team - Part I

The Best in the Biz

If you love basketball, you might idolize LeBron James. If you are an avid golfer, you probably try to emulate Tiger’s swing. Even these days, the guy’s got a great swing.  But, if your passion is graphic design, you can’t tune into the graphic design competition on the graphic design channel, slip off your graphic design sneakers, and take a swig from your graphic-designer-endorsed soda.  Let’s be honest.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t big names in the business, and we’re going to take a closer look at a few of them.

Neville Brody - The Rebel

A native son of London, Mr. Brody received a BA from London College of Printing, despite his professors’ insistence that his work was “uncommercial.” In fact, for placing the Queen’s head sidewise on a postage project, he was nearly expelled. Fortunately the punk era emerged, and Brody found an outlet.  He dove into record-design and art direction for The Face magazine, and his career was launched.  His work has since been exhibited globally, and he has studios worldwide.

Sometimes, taking risks means getting noticed.

Milton Glazer - The Romantic

If you have been alive for more than ten minutes, you have most likely seen at least a spinoff of Milton Glazer’s most famous graphic design. The creator of the “I Love New York” logo could have stopped there. But, Milton continues to knock out hits like the iconic Bob Dylan poster and the beloved Brooklyn Brewery logo.  Recently awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama, Mr. Glazer is basically the dude.

Sometimes, it pays to wear your heart on your sleeve.

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