Hall of Femmes

Hall of Femmes is an online project that highlights significant contributions to creative culture by female designers and art directors. It’s the brainchild of Swedish design partnership Hjärta Smärta who’ve published a series of books on four unsung heroines: Lillian Bassman, Carin Goldberg, Ruth Ansel and Paula Scher.

Thanks to Maria Popova at Brain Pickings for featuring their work.

Some additional links:

Art director and photographer Lillian Bassman started work at 15 and is still going, in her nineties. You can read an article on her work here.

An AIGA article by Julie Lasky on book designer Carin Goldberg

Excerpts from an interview with magazine designer Ruth Ansel, published in 2005

Graphic designer Paula Scher, interviewed by Psychology Today.

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2 Responses to “Hall of Femmes”

  1. gregsweetnam Says:

    From twitter:
    @AJWShaughnessy
    Adrian Shaughnessy
    RT @benhammersley The most perfect logo, for the most brilliant thing.
    Paula Scher for the Friends of the High Line http://pentagram.com/en/new/2011/06/the-high-line-case-study.php

  2. gregsweetnam Says:

    The Kickstarter campaign to finalise the eighth Hall of Femmes book:

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