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On select Thursdays, Shillington teachers share quick lessons on design legends. Think of it as Design History 101 meets the hashtag era. Here are some of our favourite lessons!

Aaron Douglas: A Major Figure in Harlem Renaissance Art

Aaron Douglas was a leading artist of the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement. Douglas, along with the...

Graphic Design Inspiration & Ideas Series
Emory Douglas: A Revolutionary American Graphic Design Artist

Emory Douglas is an American graphic designer most notably known for his time as Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party...

Graphic Design Inspiration & Ideas Series
Abram Games: Famous 20th Century British Graphic Designer

On Thursdays at Shillington, our teachers like to take their class back in time and introduce some of their favourite graphic...

Graphic Design Inspiration & Ideas Series
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Kyle Cooper: An American Graphic Designer With a Speciality in Main Title Sequence Work for Major Motion Pictures

This edition of Throwback Thursday is perhaps more of a fusion with #ILoveTheseGuys. While Kyle Cooper isn't the oldest of...

Throwback Thursday Typography
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Matthew Carter: Famous British Type Designer

Matthew Carter (b. 1937) Matthew Carter is arguably the world’s most widely read designer. If you don’t recognise his...

Throwback Thursday Typography
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Alexey Brodovitch: A Russian American Photographer & Designer

Alexey Brodovitch (1898–1971) Following Fashion week it seems only right to dedicate this month's Throwback Thursday to one...

Throwback Thursday
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Louise Fili: An American Graphic Designer & Typographer

Louise Fili (b. 1951) Louise Fili is a highly acclaimed graphic designer, best known for her handwritten type. She is a...

Throwback Thursday Typography
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Quick Design History: Jurriaan Schrofer #ThrowbackThursday

Jurriaan Schrofer (1926–90) In our Throwback Thursday series we often feature the more famed designers of the...

Throwback Thursday
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Jan Tschichold: Famous German Calligrapher, Typographer & Book Designer

Jan Tschichold (1902–1974) Born in Leipzig, Germany—Jan Tschichold is one of the most influential typographers of the 20th...

Publishing Throwback Thursday
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Sister Corita Kent: American Artist, Designer & Educator

Sister Corita (1918–1986) Sister Mary Corita Kent was an American Catholic Nun, activist, artist and eventually graphic...

Illustration Publishing
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Peter Andrew Saville: A Famous English Art Director & Graphic Designer

Peter Saville (b. 1955) One of Manchester's finest, Peter Saville is most famous for his prolific work for Factory records for...

Throwback Thursday
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Josef Müller-Brockmann: A Swiss Graphic Designer, Author & Educator

Josef Müller-Brockmann (1914–1996) Celebrated designer and teacher Josef Müller-Brockmann is a pioneer of the Swiss...

Throwback Thursday Typography
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Alan Kitching: Famous Letterpress Typographic Designer

Alan Kitching (b. 1940) Born in Darlington, County Durham, Alan Kitching left school at a young age to pursue his hopes of...

Throwback Thursday Typography
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Zuzana Licko: A Slovakian American Type Designer & Visual Artist

Zuzana Licko (b. 1961) Several women have paved the way for today’s female designers despite being unrepresented in...

Publishing Throwback Thursday
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Quick Design History: Fred Woodward #ThrowbackThursday

Fred Woodward is an American graphic designer with an illustrious career in publishing design. Winner of the 2004 AIGA Medal,...

Publishing Throwback Thursday
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