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Frank Baseman is the principal of Baseman Design Associates, an
award-winning, interdisciplinary graphic design firm providing visual
communication services to a variety of corporations and institutions. He
is also an associate professor in the Graphic Design Communication
program at Philadelphia University, where he has taught since 1998. In
2007, he was awarded the Innovation in Teaching Award from Philadelphia
Prior to starting Baseman Design Associates, Baseman was an art
director at Philadelphia Magazine. He has also worked as a senior
designer/art director with Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser, and the
Bernhardt Fudyma Design Group in New York. A native of Philadelphia, he
earned a BA in graphic design from Pennsylvania State University and an
MFA in graphic design from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
Frank Baseman has served on the national board of directors of AIGA
(2003–2006), and he was the founding chair of the steering committee for
the AIGA Design Education community of interest (2001–2006). He was
co-chair of “Revolution: Philadelphia,” a national AIGA Design Education
conference (2005), and he is a co-curator of “The Graphic Imperative:
International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment,
1965–2005,” a traveling exhibition of 40 years of sociopolitical
posters. In 2008, AIGA Philadelphia named him as a Fellow.
The work of Baseman Design Associates has received recognition from
numerous national and international communication organizations, design
exhibitions and publications.
Alexander Isley is a 2014 AIGA Medalist and will be honored at The AIGA Centennial Gala on Friday, April 25 in New York City.
Section: Inspiration -
branding, communication design, editorial design, graphic design, print design, typography, AIGA Medal
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In the AIGA Journal Volume 14, Number 2 (1996), Massimo Vignelli declared Burkey Belser’s recently released Nutrition Facts label “A Masterpiece!” Now, after almost 20 years of quiet omnipresence, the FDA information design program is getting an update and everybody’s weighing in—including Belser himself.
Section: Inspiration -
information design, government, packaging
We’ve all heard the joke about a client saying that their nephew could just make them a logo—but we’re also wary of the idea of certifying designers. I’ll agree that a certification isn’t inherently valuable—you need to have the work to back it up. I believe that AIGA is best positioned to certify designers. But what would that look like?
Section: Tools and Resources
Why are the typefaces that flash behind George Bush to underscore his major policy talks so BAD? Heller suggests that Karl Rove may be a great strategist, but he's a terrible type consultant. Could this be why he lost his job?
Section: Tools and Resources -
interview, Voice, election design
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