Wednesday, May 7, 2008

JADE: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre

Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (January 24, 1901 – June 17, 1968) was an influential Ukrainian-French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designer.

He was inspired by cubism as well as surrealism and earned a reputation with works such as Bûcheron (Woodcutter), a poster created for a cabinetmaker that won first prize at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs.

Adolphe’s work was very bold and balanced. His illustrative work in his poster designs used a lot of shape and line, and his typography was usually bold/capitals.

Cassandre developed Bifur in 1929, the sans serif Acier Noir in 1935, and in 1937 an all-purpose font called Peignot. In 1936, his works were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, which led to commissions from Harper's Bazaar to do cover designs.

With the onset of World War II, Cassandre served in the French army until the fall of France. His business long gone, he survived by creating stage sets and costumes for the theatre, something he had dabbled in during the 1930s. After the war, he continued this line of work while also returning to easel painting. In 1963, he designed the well-known Yves Saint-Laurent logo.
In his later years, Adolphe Mouron Cassandre suffered from bouts of depression prior to his suicide in Paris in 1968.

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