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THE BIG BOLD WORLD OF BARBARA STAUFFACHER SOLOMON

THE BIG BOLD WORLD OF BARBARA STAUFFACHER SOLOMON

The latest book on the life and works of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon by the Hall of Femmes has been garnishing worldwide attention. Here, Mark Sinclair from the Creative Review UK reviews the book, and shares some of his favourite interview extracts with the artist.    Kaiser Channel 44 KBH TV Studio, 1965 The Stockholm-based Hall of Femmes project has been publishing extensive interviews with “outstanding women in art direction and design” since 2009. In turning to the work of US designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, the collective celebrates an artist who is not only a pioneer of ‘supergraphics’ – a term...

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A new book in the Hall of Femmes series.

Angela Tillman Sperandio Creative Review Interview Hall of Femmes New Book Samira Bouabana The Sea Ranch

A new book in the Hall of Femmes series.

After much anticipation, the latest Hall of Femmes book focusing on the life and works or Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, has been released.  Hall of Femmes was the brainchild of Samira Bouabana and Angela Tillman Sperandio and aims to highlight the work of women in art direction and design. The project started as a personal desire to find female role models in graphic design, a field where women’s contribution to developing the profession had not been documented or had enough recognition. Angela and Samira travelled several times to New York to meet up with a few of the female giants of the...

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Hall of Femmes need your help!

Hall of Femmes

Hall of Femmes need your help!

The talented crew at Hall of Femmes are reaching out for support to help the cover the costs of their new book profiling the pioneering designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Help them share her story with the world! Barbara Stauffacher Solomon was the first to create what came to be known as Supergraphics: monumental graphics designed in harmony with architecture. Her iconic style – mixing Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop – pioneered the look of California Cool, an important moment in graphic design history. In addition to an impressive portfolio, she boasts a fascinating life story. Ranging from being a teenage flamenco dancer,...

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Q & A with Adrian Shaughnessy, Editor of SUPERGRAPHICS   [Q] Adrian ShaughnessyI'm fascinated by the references to people like Reyner Banhan, Jean Boudrillard, Carmen Miranda, Wittgenstein, Le Corbusier. I just wonder what—if anything—links these people? Your own pre-occupations? The diversity of your interests? [A] Barbara Stauffacher SolomonI enjoy juxtaposing the silly and the serious. In UTOPIA MYOPIA's PLAYS ON A PAGE, people, silly and serious, connect in their myopic quests, silly and serious, for utopia. [Q] Adrian ShaughnessyCalifornia and Hollywood in particular, haunt these PLAYS—what does the Golden State represent in your imagination? [A] Barbara Stauffacher SolomonI was born...

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ANP Quarterly Feature

ANP Quarterly Feature

ANP Quarterly features the original  California Cool Kids including and in depth look into the life of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. In June 2015, RVCA relaunched their new look ANP quarterly, to the art world and featured interviews with the classic ‘California Cool’ kids. Aside from the appealing large format and the bulging 147 pages of glorious content. There’s an in depth interview with San Francian dancer/ architect and artist Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, plus features on ledgendary filmmaker Khalil Joseph, features on artists Jim Drain, Dorothy Iannone, Matt Connors, and Letizia Battaglia, and heaps, heaps more. Check out some of the experts below...

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