Perplex, Abstract & Delight: A Few Covers by Audrey Meyer
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By Mary Yang
The second issue of Katherine Small Gallery's Design Brief series.
Each 16-page quarterly journal presents a digestible, single-topic issue.
In this issue, graphic designer and design educator Mary Yang celebrates the book covers designed by American designer Audrey Meyer during the last half of the twentieth century. Meyer studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before moving to Seattle in 1963 and beginning her career as Art Director at the University of Washington Press.
Intended to highlight the work of underappreciated designers, as well as lesser known work by well-known practitioners, or oddball collections of "things" that might be of interest to those who love design and typography, this series by Boston's Katherine Small Gallery aims to produce good and surprising works that contribute to the history and understanding of graphic design.
Designed by Michael Russem
Published by Katherine Small Gallery, 2020
Softcover, 24 pages, full color, 6 × 9 inches