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 design world. They talked to them about work and career opportunities, about mentorship and what it’s like to be a woman in the design world. These conversations have been transformed into a series of books. The first book, about Ruth Ansel, published in 2010, was followed by seven additional books: Carin Goldberg (2010), Lillian Bassman (2010) and Paula Scher (2011), Tomoko Miho (2013), Janet Froelich (2013), Lella Vignelli, (2013) and Bloggboken (2013, in Swedish).
Hall of Femmes is the recipient of the 2013 Bengt Hanser award, presented by the Swedish Association of Communication Agencies (Komm!). The award was established to "Encourage opinion-forming contributions that illuminate and argue the role of market communication in the economy and society."
The book has already been well received and reviewed by The Creative Review and Mixed Sign with the first release already sold out! To request your copy, please contact the women at Hall of Femmes here, or purchase an available copy online here.