A visit with a graphic master way ahead of his time,

FOR, the talented group of Hand Lettering artists at AG.

IMRE REINER
Designer
 1900-1987















ABOUT

Born in Versec, Hungary, in 1900, Imre Reiner is generally understood to be the ultimate modernist graphic designer. Despite early years living in Yugoslavia and Romania — and later in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Paris, London, New York and Chicago, his cultural identity was always deeply connected to his Eastern European roots: he was, first and foremost, a  Hungarian of the Jewish faith. His early training in sculpture, painting, graphic and industrial design provided him with an unusually comprehensive formal foundation, and his prodigious output over the next 50 years reflected this deeply eclectic education: Reiner was skilled in calligraphy and typography, engraving and illustration, painting and graphic design. He produced a body of work that distinguished itself primarily through the adaptation of
individual craft into public artifact, creating over a dozen typefaces, and more than one hundred different hand-drawn alphabets. His calligraphic style was distinctively his own, enthusiastically invoking the abstract without renouncing the classic. At the same time, he worked steadily as a literary illustrator, bringing a visual reading to the works of Cervantes, Goethe and Voltaire — as well as a host of moderns, including Frisch, Gorky and Rilke. 

special thanks to Below the Fold:

































He was educated at the Staatliche Bilhauerschule Zalatua (scipture school), and continued his studies at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Frankfurt (School of Arts & Crafts). This early training encompassed sculpture, painting, graphic and industrial design.







From 1921 he attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart, where he studied under Professor F. H. Ernst Schneidler. He continued to learn from Schneidler as a masterclass student of his at the Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste in Stuttgart until 1927. It was Professor Schneidler who introduced him to type design. Schneidler worked for the Bauer Type Foundry in Stuttgart, and Reiner followed in his footsteps, producing his early type designs for the same foundry. Pepita was based on his own handwriting.




Between 1923 and 1925, he worked as a graphic designer in London, Paris, New York and Chicago. However from 1931 he was based in Ruvigiliana, near Lugano, in Switzerland. There he worked as a painter, graphic designer and literary illustrator. He died aged 87 in Lugano.
















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you just saw the brilliant works of :


IMRE REINER
‎www.belowthefold.org-Volume1Number3.pdf



Check out the wild & beautiful collages by children's book illustrator,


SARA FANELLI
illustrator
b. florence, Italy 
Lives + works in London











ABOUT

Sara Fanelli was born in Florence. Her American mother was an art historian, and her father taught the history of architecture. She studied for a Diploma di Maturita at the Liceo Classico Michelangelo before coming to England to continue her education. She completed a City and Guilds Foundation Course Diploma at London Art School and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Art before going on to study for an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London. Sara has completed a number of commissions. She has done illustrations for the New York Times, the Times Educational Supplement, Tatler, the Independent on Sunday and the Radio Times, amongst others. Her clients include Ford, BBC Worldwide, National Westminster Bank and Nickelodeon. She appreciates Italy's history and slower and more relaxed lifestyle, but believes London offers better stimulus, contemporary art and music.   

http://www.sarafanelli.com/
http://www.rileyillustration.com

HER BOOKS***
http://www.amazon.com/Sara-Fanelli






 















 











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you just saw the brilliant works of :


SARA FANELLI 
http://www.sarafanelli.com/