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Old 01-26-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Graphic design poll results

The January 2006 issue of GDUSA (formerly Graphic Design: USA) celebrated its 500th issue by reporting results of a reader survey. Now as survey methodology goes, asking people to volunteer their opinions is pretty unscientific (to say the least). But in this case it is entertaining, and the snapshot it produces seems to say something coherent about today’s crop of working designers.

Here are some highlights (you can see the entire list by clicking the link above). Do take a look: the runners-up are as interesting as the winners.

Most influential graphic designer of the era: Milton Glaser

Most influential graphic designer today: Stefan Sagmeister

Most influential design firm of the era: Pentagram

Best magazine design of the era: Rolling Stone

Most influential art director of the era: George Lois
(No. 10 was one of my favorites: Sam Antupit)

Hardware and software you can’t live without: Photoshop

Most influential corporate design of the era: Target

Best logo/identity of the era: Nike

Favorite pop icon: Madonna
The rest: Elvis, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Bart Simpson, Bill Clinton

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