Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Image of the Day

At The Moment, Steven Heller eloquently reviews the previously unheralded career of graphic designer Don Ervin, who died earlier this year at the age of 85. "Until his death," Heller writes, "I had never heard Ervin’s name. Yet I have certainly seen and admired his work. This is the paradox of most graphic designers’ legacies: Their work is seen, but they are not heard, or heard of — even by some of the people who write about the work, like me.... Designers’ personalities sometimes get more attention than their work. But Ervin was old school. He just did the work."
here to read the rest.

Above, a print advertisement by Don Ervin for Herman Miller.

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