Wednesday, April 19, 2017

George Giusti

[Italy][USA] (b 1908/d 1990)

"George Giusti was born in 1908 in Milan, Italy, of a Swiss father and an Italian mother. He studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and did graphic design there before deciding to move to Zürich, Switzerland, where he opened a design studio, which he operated for seven years. .While on a visit to the United States in 1938, Giusti was induced to stay by the several excellent commissions that were offered to him, including the opportunity to collaborate with Herbert Matter on the design of the Swiss pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Happily launched on a new career, Giusti gave up all thoughts of returning to Switzerland. (...) His work has for many years been characterized by his use of metal, not only in architecture, but in sculpture and graphic design as well. His metal sculptures of famous people of a decade ago—Pope Paul VI, Richard Nixon, Mao Tse-tung, Edward Heath, Golda Meir and Mick Jagger—are startling in their caricaturist resemblance to the subjects. And his graphic design often includes photos of a metal sculpture he built, or a meticulously drawn illustration of a metal object. (...) Over the years, Giusti has garnered more than ten gold and silver medals and eighty other awards and citations. He is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Alliance Graphique Internationale, International Center for Graphic Art (Typographic Art), and the Art Directors Club, which selected him as Art Director of the Year for 1958. "


USA 1958 "Centenary of the Inauguration of the Atlantic Cable" (1) [Recess] Sc(1112)

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