Hall of Femmes/Oyster Press, Stockholm, 2013, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
9.1 x 5.1 inches, paperback, 72 pages
ISBN: 9789197882750
Suggested Retail Price: $19.65

From the Publisher. The Japanese-American designer Tomoko Miho was a dedicated modernist. Influenced by her Japanese background she applied spatial solutions to printed matter. Nothing followed a standard format. Tomoko Miho (1931–2012) began her award-winning career in the early 1960s. She worked for design firms as George Nelson and the Center for Advanced Research in Design until she established her own design firm in New York in 1982. Her broad range of work covers corporate identities, architectural signage, environmental graphics, book and brochure design. In 1993 she received AIGA’s Gold Medal in recognition of her entire career. Hall of Femmes: Tomoko Miho includes an introductionary essay by Véronique Vienne, art director, design critic, and writer. It is richly illustrated, much of it never before published.

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Ellen Lupton

See my comments on Lella Vignelli for another volume in the Hall of Femmes series of smartly edited monographs celebrating the life and work of female designers who helped shape the American design landscape at mid-century and beyond. Created by Samira Bouabana and Angela Tillman Sperandio in Sweden, the books unfold a canon of inspiring female role models for women in the profession. From Tomoko Miho we learn about her unique way of viewing the world and her interactions with George Nelson, Irving Harper, and John Massey.

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