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Late Modern 1945-1970. The Late Modern period was greatly effected by society around it. It was influenced by many different people, places, and happenings.

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1 Late Modern

2 The Late Modern period was greatly effected by society around it. It was influenced by many different people, places, and happenings of it’s time.

3 Late Modern is... simple functional informal organic and geometric elegant minimal cultural witty powerful

4 Influences Christian Dior a fashion designer with a NEW look

5 Dior

6 more Dior designs

7 Television the NEW television brought a new approach to the way things were viewed by masses. Design was easier widespread.

8 Mini Skirts: The mini-skirt is a simple portrayal of the changing of times. People were more comfortable to their bodies and the bodies around them. We begin to be more open-minded.

9 Frank Loyd Wright Wright was a Late Modern architect who was very knowledgeable to form and function. He also paid close attention to nature and to work with, not against it.

10 Frank Loyd Wright’s Architecture

11 More Wright

12 The Bauhaus still was a huge part of the design process of this period. This school was the place to be, and all that came from it was the design standard.

13 Bauhaus Cesca Chair: This was a fairly simple chair that is of perfect design. It’s timeless. How many of these have you seen?

14 New York City NYC was the place to be of this time. It’s culture takes off. Art. Architecture. Design. Fashion. Theater. You had to be in New York.

15 New York, New York Madison Avenue was the Center of the Cultural Universe

16 current Madison Ave Shop- front.

17 Invention! A new design invention– Mechanical Boards, allowed designers to cut type, images and “glue” them down essentially creating the first of all layers.

18 Typography The most important part of design gets it’s voice first heard. Conceptual type is also born.

19 Examples of conceptual type. These are someone’s initials that they would use for a logo, etc.

20 Avant Garde: this is a new typeface that greatly shows the Late Modern design.

21 Designers The Late Modern period had many amazing influential designers. Here are just a few.

22 Saul Bass -known for movie titles -first Hollywood movie campaign (logo, poster, ad, title, credits) -Corporate logos -graphic elements -simple powerful pictographs

23 Saul Bass and his work.

24 Movie Posters

25 Saul Bass was known for his AMAZING logos. Many of which are still used today. He had his own style that many current designers try to reproduce.

26 Recognize this man? yeah...it’s a Saul Bass design

27 Raymond Loewy -purely geometric design -simple typography

28 (notice the similarity between the coke machine and the pencil sharpener!) Raymond Loewy Designs

29 Paul Rand -unique, witty, simple -collages, photo-gram, cutouts -revolutionized the way words and type went together. -“Intelligent” designer for intelligent audience influenced generations of designers.

30 famous pictogram by Paul Rand

31 a few paul rand logos...

32 Alexy Brodovitch -Art Director for Harpers Bazaar known for extreme cropping and amazing typographical skills

33 example of cropping and Alexy’s work

34 Lester Beall Self-taught designer

35 Beall’s symbolic logos

36 Symbolic designs by Lester Beall

37 Herb Lubalin typographer “the type genious of his time” created Avant Garde

38 use of type as design

39 famous Loubalin Logo another typeface he created

40 Jan Tschichold “The New Typographer”

41 Tschichold Typedesign Examples

42 References: Meggs, Philip B and Alston W. Purvis. Meggs’ History of Graphic Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Paul Rand: Pioneer of Design. Communication Arts. Magazine. March/April


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