Pentagram is the world's largest independent design consultancy. We work in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin. The firm is owned and run by a group of partners who are all leaders in their individual creative fields. We believe that great design cannot happen without passion, intelligence, and personal commitment.
15% of studios are large-sized (21+ people).
Cooper Union and my teachers there: Niki Logis (sculpture), Robert Breer (film), George Sadek (design), Hans Haacke (art), P. Adams Sitney (film history and theory).
My mum because she allowed me draw at church to shut me up.
Arline and Marvin Oberman - two very talented designers / painters / illustrators / raconteurs / charming / Cooper grads, who happen to be my parents. and also: Tibor and Maira Kalman, Paul Rand, Paul Sahre, Paula Scher, Scott Stowell, Bonnie Siegler, Michael Bierut, Abbott Miller, Luke Hayman, Michael Gericke, Eddie Opara, Natasha Jen, Ed Ruscha, and Alfred E Neuman.
Simon Esterson, Tony Arefin, Abbott Miller, Peter Saville, Lester Beall, Creative Review Magazine, Eye Magazine, Jan Tschichold, Pushpin Studios, Derek Birdsall, Pentagram, Angus Hyland, Graphic Thought Facility (GTF), Studio Boggeri, Eros Magazine, Willy Fleckhaus, Anthony Froshaug, Blueprint Magazine, The Bauhaus, Roger Dean, Mouse & Kelly, Alan Aldridge, Alwyn Crawsaw, Tony Hart, Rolf Harris, Fabien Baron
I moved from Ohio to New York the week after I graduated from design school to start my first job: working for Massimo Vignelli. To be brand new in New York and to work for the designer of the signs in the subway and the logo on the Bloomingdale's bag was a thrill for a kid from the suburbs of Cleveland. It was like being dropped smack dab in the middle of Oz. In some ways I've never gotten over it and in some ways I hope I never do.
The idea driven designers, who crossed dimensions, changed my view of the world - Colin Forbes, Alan Fletcher, Charles and Ray Eames.
I can't possibly answer this question as a list of names or things. I see my professional life as an extension of my personal curiosity, and this curiosity keeps me absorbing things around me. There are certain areas that interest me more: art history, modern/contemporary architecture, photography history, fashion in the 20th century: these seemingly autonomous disciplines are all interconnected. I feel that I am drawn to Surrealist approach, but that does not always have a direct influence on my work. In conclusion I believe in learning and absorbing always, all the time, so when a project comes our way we are ready to explode.
My teacher, Stanislaw Zagorski who first got me to work with typography. My husband, Seymour Chwast, who taught me how to see typography. My partner, Michael Bierut, who taught me how to explain it to a client.
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59% of studios are average