Although traditionally centered around 100% Design, the current rendition of the London Design Festival has offered up a spate of attractions and events for...
The publication 'Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar' looks back at the last half century of work by Chermayeff & Geismar, the design studio behind many of the world’s most recognizable trademarks: Chase Bank, the Library of Congress, NBC, National Geographic, PBS, Showtime, and many others. Established in 1957, the firm helped pioneer the modern movement of idea-driven graphic design, and its projects span every discipline, including visual identities, exhibitions, print and motion graphics, and art in architecture. Print Magazine talked to Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Sagi Haviv, about swooshes (never!), whether Paul Rand shares responsibility for Enron (no), and who is really the boss (none of them).
Admirers of the electronic duo Underworld—composer/producer Rick Smith and vocalist/lyricist/guitarist Karl Hyde—are likely familiar with the UK band’s albums, from 1993’s tenebrous odyssey dubnobasswithmyheadman to 2007’s ruminative Oblivion with Bells. Most casual music fans have heard Underworld’s propulsive hit single “Born Slippy. NUXX” from the film Trainspotting. Not as widely known is that Smith and Hyde are two of eight cofounders of the 17-year-old art and design collective Tomato. Interview on the occassion of an event, entitled Beautiful Burnout ArtJam: The Art of Underworld, which offered a fragment of the collective’s drawings, film, soundscapes, paintings, prints, film, and photography.