TOPIC / Graphic Design
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The book covers three generations of female designers and breaks up the designers into one of three categories: Trailblazers, Pathfinders, and Groundbreakers. Though it's nice to see some of my favorite designers on the list, it's seeing the names of designers I'm not familiar with that excites me most.
The cover illustration is by Marian Bantjes
, who is also included in the book as a groundbreaker
Below are a few sample spreads courtesy of the teaser
page. Some additional pages can also be seen via Amazon
I think most designers would agree that quality reference material in the area of female design professionals can be sparse. This book is a welcomed addition and hopefully will introduce many to the talents of someone new. I hope the writers of this book will consider a follow-up title highlighting the careers of women designers working in the early-mid part of the 20th century (such as some of the designers who provided influence to those featured in Women of Design).
Do you think there is a glass ceiling for women in the area of graphic design?
Here are some other links in reference to women in the field of design: