Ivan Chermayeff

Graphic Designer / United States / Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv

(1932–20017). Ivan Chermayeff’s work as a designer, painter, and illustrator has been exhibited throughout the U. S., Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Japan, and has received numerous awards from the Type Directors Club, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Society of Illustrators, and the Art Directors Club of New York. In 1981, Chermayeff received the President’s Fellow Award from the Rhode Island School of Design and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Portland School of Arts. He was named to the Art Directors Club of New York Hall of Fame in 1982.

In 1991, Chermayeff received a Doctorate in Fine Arts (Honorary) from both the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and The University of the Arts (Philadelphia).  Chermayeff has received the title Royal Designer for Industry from the British Royal Society of Arts and Commerce (RDI Hon) in recognition of his achievements in graphic design.

Ivan Chermayeff is a past president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and former vice president of the Yale Arts Association. He was a trustee of The Museum of Modern Art in New York for 20 years and was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Design Conference in Aspen from 1967 to 1998. He also has been a National Trustee of the Smithsonian Institution.

Chermayeff is a principal with Tom Geismar and Sagi Haviv in their firm, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, specializing in identity design, exhibition design, motion graphics, and art in architecture.

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By Ivan Chermayeff November 29, 2013

Graphic design legend Ivan Chermayeff wishes he could have written War and Peace, names E.B. White as his favorite author from childhood, and gives many more answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.

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