Summer 2017

Advice from a mentor you may never meet

The ethos behind the Hall of Femmes series is to pass down stories, advice and experiences to a new generation of female art directors and designers

Hall of Femmes: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon is the eighth in a series of books by Stockholm-based publishers Hall of Femmes that chronicle the life and work of distinguished women graphic designers. Often overlooked by design historians, lecturers, the design press and conference organisers, the Hall of Femmes founders Samira Bouabana and Angela Tillman Sperandio say that ‘It seems obvious to us that the only way to inspire the notion that it’s possible to work a lifetime in design is to show examples of the women who have actually done it.’…

Cover of the latest book in the Hall of Femmes series.
Top: Stauffacher Solomon’s supergraphics for Kaiser Channel 44 KBHK TV Studio, 1965.

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Sarah Snaith, design writer, visiting tutor, RCA, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 94 vol. 24, 2017

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Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions, back issues and single copies of the latest issue. You can see what Eye 94 looks like at Eye before You Buy on Vimeo.

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