344 Design / Los Angeles, CA
Stefan G. Bucher is the man behind 344 Design and dailymonster.com. He is the author and designer of All Access —The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers. He designed the five and a half pound American Photography 17 annual for which he received a D&AD Silver Award for "Most Outstanding Complete Book Design." In September of 2004 the Art Directors Club (New York) selected him as one of 35 outstanding creatives age 30 and under for their biennial "Young Guns" exhibit.
These days Stefan is creating gratuitously ambitious work for clients as diverse as blue chip art galleries, cappuccino entrepreneurs and Indian movie directors. He is a frequent and passionate speaker on the subjects of life, love, and graphic design. His illustrated "ink & circumstance" column appears in the pages of STEP inside design magazine and his Daily Monster vlog pops up around 1 am every night at dailymonster.com. All the while he is busy preparing the next phase of the 344 Invasion. Get in on the ground floor at 344design.com
Luba Lukova Studio / New York City, NY
Luba Lukova is a renowned artist and designer working in New York. Her distinctive art utilizes metaphors, juxtaposition of symbols, and economy of line and text to succinctly capture humanity's elemental themes.
The Bulgarian born Lukova has won many awards including the Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon, Paris; the Golden Pencil Award at the One Club, New York; Honor Laureate at the International Poster Exhibition in Fort Collins, CO; and the ICOGRADA Excellence Award. She is widely regarded for her New York Times Op-Ed illustrations and has received commissions from the Wall Street Journal, Time, Adobe Systems, Sony Music, and Harvard University. Visually engaging and powerful, Lukova's work is exhibited around the world.
Her solo exhibitions have been held at UNESCO, Paris, France; DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; and La MaMa, New York. In 2007 her work will be on display at Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento, Italy and in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Lukova's work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and Bibliotheque nationale de France.
SamataMason / Chicago, IL
An Ohio University graduate, Kevin worked as a designer for Herman Miller before joining SamataMason in 1996. Recognized as an experienced and accomplished designer and project manager, Kevin has created work that has been honored internationally in many design industry competitions and publications, including The Mead Annual Report Show, The AR100 Annual Report Show, AIGA Communication Graphics, The Art Directors Club, The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Applied Arts, and How Magazine. He is currently serving on the board of the Chicago chapter of the AIGA.
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