Thursday, February 12, 2009

Daily inspiration from the design world's past and present...

Talent impresses me deeply. Too often, I only become aware of some amazingly gifted individual upon reading their obituary... and I'm sorry to say that's the case with the late graphic designer and poster artist Pierre Mendell. Back on Jan. 9, in carefully selected words from noted design critic and writer Steven Heller in the priceless blog he pens each day for PRINT magazine entitled "The Daily Heller," and four well-chosen images, a master graphic designer and communicator was clearly revealed, and the news of his passing touchingly conveyed.

Thanks again to Mr. Heller, last year I was educated on the life, accomplishments, importance and humanity of publishing industry iconoclast Clay Felker, the co-founder of New York magazine whom Heller described in his July 8, 2008 edition as, "one of the great pioneers of American magazine publishing." Here's to Steven Heller for taking the time to engagingly share the fruits of his knowledge from the forefront of design criticism and education. The full archives of "The Daily Heller" are available here.