A designer’s designer. An architect in paper.« The Japanese-American designer Tomoko Miho was a dedicated modernist. Influenced by her Japanese background she applied spatial solutions to printed matter. Nothing followed a standard format.
Tomoko Miho (1931–2012) began her award winning career in the early 1960s. She worked for design firms as George Nelson and the Center for Advanced Research in Design until she established her own design firm in New York in 1982. Her broad range of work covers corporate identities, architectural signage, environmental graphics, book and brochure design. In 1993 she received AIGA’s Gold Medal in recognition of her entire career.
Hall of Femmes: Tomoko Miho includes an introductionary essay by Véronique Vienne, art director, design critic and writer. It is richly illustrated, much of it never before published.”
Paula Scher began her design career at Atlantic and CBS Records in the 1970s. In 1984 she co-founded Koppel & Scher, and in 1991 she joined the design firm Pentagram NY as a partner. Paula Scher has worked with identity and branding systems, environmental graphics, packaging and publication designs for a broad range of clients. In 2001 she was awarded the profession’s highest honor, the AIGA medal, in recognition of her contributions to the design field. In 2006 she was awarded the Type Directors Club Medal.
” Magpie aestetic, shameless borrower, intuitive, and deceptively simple.”
Ruth Ansel has been the art director of Harper’s Bazaar (1960s), The New York Times Magazine (1970s) and Vanity Fair (1980s). Each time she was the first woman to hold that position. In the early 1990s, she formed her own design studio. She designed such notable books as The Sixties by Richard Avedon, Women and The White Oak Dance Project by Annie Leibovitz, and a master monograph for Taschen by Peter Beard. She continued to work closely with Richard Avedon and designed several significant portfolios of his work for The New Yorker. Her studio has also designed ad campaigns for such brands as Versace, Club Monaco, and Karl Lagerfeld. Ruth has received the Gold Medal for Design — the Art Directors Club’s most prestigious award — and the Society of Publication Design Award for Continuing Excellence in Publication Design.