Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bill Hyde

Here are some typographic illustrations from San Francisco's Bill Hyde. I was surprised to find out how early these were created, a good 6 or 7 years before the psychedelic type-based posters of Wes Wilson and Victor Moscoso started to surface ... also from San Francisco ... coincidence? He had a really interesting quote / work philosophy in an article I was reading about him that fits my outlook on design: "Preserve the old, but know the new."

Sheraton-Palace Hotel, 1964

The Art Director and Artists Club of San Francisco, 1960

Christmas card and poster, 1960

PS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the finest graphic design blogs in the known universe, Grain Edit! Congratulations to Dave for running such a tight ship for the last year and here's to many more. Please rush over to Grain Edit to enter their one year anniversary giveaway with prize packages featuring a poster designed by yours truly and t-shirts, prints, and books from Aaron Draplin, YouWorkForThem, iso50, Small Stakes, and many others!


Unknown said...

These Bill Hyde graphics are sick!

also many thanks for contributing to the grain edit 1 year

Jeremy said...

Thanks for all insane inspiration. I look forward to these posts everyday, they're always chocked full of topnotch material. Love that quote.

Richard de Pesando MA(RCA) said...

this blog made me deleriously happy. Thank you.