Lester Beall: Space, Time & Content

by R. Roger Remington, Massimo Vignelli
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"The format and size of this new series of books, dedicated to the graphic designers in the RIT Graphic Design Special Collections, expresses the intention of reaching a wide audience of scholars and students, as well as design professionals." —Massimo Vignelli The new Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series celebrates the achievements of key design pioneers whose work is collected in the Special Collections department of RIT Library. From the inaugural acquisition of the Lester Beall Archive in 1986, RIT's holdings have grown to include the work of seventeen designers. Extensive collections of personal papers, business records and artwork by Lester Beall, Will Burtin, George Giusti, and Cipe Pineles form the cornerstones of the Archives. Lester Beall: Space, Time & Content explores the work of Lester Beall through reproductions of RIT's comprehensive holdings. Beall (1903-1969) gained prominence through his ads, posters and identity projects commissioned from such high-profile clients as the Chicago Tribune, Collier's and Time magazines, the Rural Electrification Administration and International Paper Company. Throughout his career, Beall's award-winning design and high principles made him a favored lecturer in professional and educational circles. He is now considered as one of the chief proponents of the American Modernist Design movement. R. Roger Remington, Professor of Graphic Design at RIT, has critical interests in design studies, research, writing and graphic design practice. For over 20 years, he has been seriously engaged in the research, interpretation and preservation of the history of graphic design, and has co-chaired two major symposia on the subject. Publications by Remington include: Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design, for MIT Press, and Lester Beall: Trailblazer of American Graphic Design, for W.W. Norton. He is presently working on the book, A New Unity: Modernism in American Graphic Design, 1930-1950, for Laurence King Publishers of London.

Book details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (01/2003)
ISBN-10: 0-9713459-8-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-9713459-8-0
Binding: Laminated paperback
Pages: 36
Illustrations: 54 color
Size: 7.5 x 7.5 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.2

Table of contents

Foreword by Massimo Vignelli, 6 About this Series by Kari Horowicz, 8 Space, Time & Content by R. Roger Remington, 11 Timeline, 32 Colophon