Alexander Girard Color by Alexander Girard & Gloria Fowler
Brand AMMO Books
The Alexander Girard Color hardcover book features the vintage 1972 illustration Girls on the cover, as well as twenty-six classic Girard designs that celebrate colour. Pre-schoolers learning to identify colours will enjoy this charming little book, with its catchy rhymes and whimsical illustrations.
Design-savvy parents will also love the retro illustrations and sophisticated packaging design.
Alexander Girard was a midcentury designer whose work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture. He was born in New York in 1907 to an American mother and French-Italian father, raised in Florence, Italy, and graduated from the Royal School of Architecture in Rome.
Girard is most well known for his bold, colourful, and iconic textile designs for Herman Miller. These were often featured in conjunction with furniture designs by his contemporaries Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson. In his designs for La Fonda del Sol restaurant, he experimented with typography as a communication tool and large-scale environmental graphic. Textiles and Objects (1961) was a very influential New York store sponsored by Herman Miller that featured Girard's designs inspired by his travel and folk art collection. The Girard Foundation houses his own personal and extensive collection of folk art, textiles, toys, and objects from around the world. Gloria Fowler is the design director for AMMO Books, an has created a design-centric line of children's books and products. She also co-edited and designed the coffee table monograph, Eames: Beautiful Details. Gloria has taught design for more than 20 years at the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Hardback: 58 pages.
22.5cm x 22.5cm.
Age: 2 to 5 Years.