Looking for LA related graphic artists and designers/agencies/brands
July 23, 2013 11:06 AM   Subscribe

I am producing a TEDx like event entitled "Visionary Graphic Design - The Los Angeles Influence" A friends of mine requested a list of past and present graphic design/ designers /LA designers / agencies / brands from the area. This is what I have so far for artists: Saul Bass, John Van Hamersveld, Ed Ruscha, Gary Baseman, Charles and Ray Eames, Sister Corita. Any other suggestions of artists/agencies/brands?
posted by goalyeehah to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Off the top of my head, Los Angeles-based ad agencies include AvatarLabs, Blitz Media, Trailer Park, The Phelps Group, Brighter Collective (formerly Earthbound Media Group), and RPA.
posted by The World Famous at 11:43 AM on July 23, 2013


Full disclosure, they are friends, but Poketo (first famous for their artists wallet series) is an LA design empire in the making.
posted by spamandkimchi at 12:06 PM on July 23, 2013


Oh, and you might want to include Giant Robot, because their magazine/shops have been an important platform for the anima / comic book aesthetic and have a very LA / California base.
posted by spamandkimchi at 12:08 PM on July 23, 2013


Gary Panter
posted by Thorzdad at 12:36 PM on July 23, 2013


Self-Help Graphics.
Deborah Sussman (1984 Olympics)
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics might be helpful as might the LA as Subject project at USC.
posted by Ideefixe at 12:53 PM on July 23, 2013


Margo Chase and April Greiman
posted by O9scar at 1:30 PM on July 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


DKNG
Hello Design
Robbie Conal
Chiat Day
If you're including brands, I think American Apparel got its start in LA. Lucky Jeans too.
posted by biscuits at 1:31 PM on July 23, 2013


You'd have to include David Carson, I'd think. Not born in CA, but flourished there.
posted by edlundart at 2:03 PM on July 23, 2013


Umm... sorry. I read the question several times and still equated LA with CA.
posted by edlundart at 2:04 PM on July 23, 2013


Shepard Fairey
i'm impressed you know about sister corita. she rocks.
posted by wildflower at 4:31 PM on July 23, 2013


I would consider the influence of architect John Lautner on the mid century modern aesthetic, and Walt Disney, too, just because he did have an impact on advertising and marketing as his presence in LA grew.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 4:49 PM on July 23, 2013


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