Friday, October 26, 2007

President's Lectures and Forums 2007


Date: Wednesday 31st October 2007
Location: Peacock Theatre, London

A prolific designer, illustrator, and artist, Chermayeff has created memorable, iconic images for literally hundreds of clients. He studied at Harvard, the Institute of Design in Chicago, and received a BFA at Yale. In 1957 he formed Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar with Tom Geismar, who he met at Yale, & Robert Brownjohn, a friend and former student of Ivan's father, architect Serge Chermayeff.

By 1960, Brownjohn had left and Chermayeff and Geismar pioneered abstract corporate symbols with designs for the Chase Manhattan Bank and others, and in 1963 began their 38-year consulting relationship with Mobil Oil Corporation.

Ivan's posters, publications and art installations for contemporary buildings have received nearly every award bestowed by the profession, including gold medals from the AIGA and the Industrial Art Medal from the American Institute of Architects. Chermayeff & Geismar have published two books on their work ‘TM:’ in 2000 and ‘designing’ in 2003.

Ivan will be showing standout designs from fifty years of pioneering work and will be talking about his career, design philosophy.

Taken from D&AD site


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