All of the Graphic Designers on this list have made significant contributions to the industry over the course of their careers. This is a well thought out list that gives a brief synapses of the designers contribution to graphic design. I’m including it in my blog so that I can go back and reference the names and work when I need some inspiration. Kudos!

Thank you to Mary Stribley for putting this information together.

40 Crucial Lessons From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History

While graphic design can sometimes feel like a brand new industry, it’s actually quite the opposite.

Graphic design is an industry that has been growing and changing for centuries at the hand of countless designers.

So, to celebrate this rich and exciting history, we’ve compiled a list of 40 famous designers that have done their part in shaping graphic design in some way.

From those who specialize in typography or magazine design, through to album covers and political posters, each of these people have made their mark on the industry and shaped it in some way through hard work and some great designs.

With that, let’s have a look at 40 people who changed graphic design for good.

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