2000 AIGA Medalist Michael Vanderbyl

Michael Vanderbyl
Michael Vanderbyl
Recognition

2000 AIGA Medal

Born

1947, Oakland, California

Recognition

2000 AIGA Medal

Born

1947, Oakland, California

Michael Vanderbyl
Recognition

2000 AIGA Medal

Born

1947, Oakland, California

“When it comes to design, I like to do it all,” says Michael Vanderbyl, whose life-long goal has been to merge traditionally segregated design forms like graphic design, product design and interior architecture. As evidenced by the work that has emerged from his San Francisco–based studio over the course of his 27-year career, Vanderbyl has attained this goal—and more. A century ago, Otto Wagner, Vienna’s pioneering modernist architect/designer, coined the famous term Gesamtkunstwerk—the total work of art—to describe what he believed was the ultimate creative attainment in the modern age. One hundred years later, Vanderbyl’s talent and achievements seem to fulfill the Viennese master’s criteria with startling accuracy.

—Zahid Sardar, writing on Michael Vanderbyl in 365: AIGA Year in Design 21, 2000

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AmericaOne/America's Cup Challenge, 2000

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Poster for the annual Exhibitor Show, sponsored by Exhibitor magazine, 1992

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Esprit New York shoe showroom, 1988

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Archetype Collection for Baker Furniture, 1996

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Esprit bed linen designs, 1986-90

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Bus shelter poster for design lecture series featuring French designers, sponsored by SFMOMA and SF AIGA, 1993

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Left column: (top) Logo for Windquest Yacht Racing Syndicate, 1992; (middle) Logo for D'icliá cosmetics, Shiseido, 1991; (bottom) Logo for California Conservation Corps, 1978. Middle column: (top) Logo for Robb Murray and Company (screen printers), 1998; (middle) Logo for Rocket Science (marketing and consulting firm for technology and biotech industries), 1998; (bottom) Logo for Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, California. Right column: (top) Logo for Makani Kai residential development in Hawaii, 1991; (middle) Logo for Lascaux Restaurant in San Francisco, 1986; (bottom) Logo for Na Pali Haweo residential development in Hawaii, 1989.

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Archetype Collection for Mcguire Furniture, 2000

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Teknion Chicago Showroom, 1999

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