Check out both below. We stayed with family in Brooklyn, and I was fascinated with everything about it and the fact that it all felt so familiar. Another great interview. Editorial Guidelines. Her work is honored and celebrated in publications and awards annuals all over the world. It is with reference to the latter, and magazine design in particular, that I bring to your attention now. Whether you want to furnish the design lover in your life’s home, or encourage your studio Secret Santa to eat bugs, we’ve got you covered. Gail Anderson is the former creative director of design at SpotCo. Thank you for the inspiration. Gail is so REAL. I attended college at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and worked first at Random House, followed by the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, where I had my first exposure to editorial design. My partner Joe Newton and I are currently working on rebranding a small art college in Pennsylvania. I was a dopey kid living with her parents in the Bronx. She worked for Rolling Stone from 1 987 to 2002, achieving the position of senior art director. From 1987 to early 2002, she served as senior art director at Rolling Stone magazine. 25 May at 7.30pm at the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town 8000, South Africa Tel: +27 21 410 9800. For more information visit his website at or his blog at Research into the UK’s craft economy from UCA highlights economic growth and a rise in online opportunities but also gaps in support for makers. Gail Anderson, designer, writer and educator. Be the first one in the office in the morning, and the last one to leave at night. Africa Day Celebrations. AIGA Medalist seeks confidence, ah, refreshingly real. She challenged me, inspired confidence, and pushed me to be better. Gail Anderson 's success can be attributed to her incredible design talent, but also her unique ability to work well with others. Please name some people in your field that you believe deserve credit or recognition, and why. And I’m still fond of much of the old Rolling Stone work – it still holds up almost two decades later. Famed designer and typographer Gail Anderson has cracked the code to career success – and collaboration is key. Vince Gill and Patty Loveless - "Go Rest High On That Mountain" at George Jones' Funeral | Opry - Duration: 13:26. How did this collaboration come about? BY SARAH MADGES With decades of teaching, typography, and creative collaboration under her belt, New York-based designer and writer Gail Anderson has a CV worth calling home about — at least, it earned her the holy grail of graphic design achievements, the AIGA medal, in 2008. I love Gail. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Gail Anderson. That’s about all I can think about these days. From a design perspective, I couldn’t help but be consumed by the mega-brand bombardment that screams out at you on all corners. I’m proud of a series of subway posters I worked on with illustrator Terry Allen for the School of Visual Arts after President Obama’s first-term election. I served as creative director of design at SpotCo, a NYC-based entertainment advertising agency that focuses on Broadway for a little over eight years, and am now a partner in a boutique design firm that doesn’t even have a website yet (I still have my own site, though it is hopelessly outdated). I’m a fan of black Pilot Varsity fountain pens and Pilot Precise V7s. The first time I visited the city was in the early 1980s when I was aged around 16 years old. Anderson’s work, which has received numerous awards, is in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Library of Congress. This interview is part of an ongoing Design Observer series, Chain Letters, in which we ask leading design minds a few burning questions—and so do their peers, for a year-long conversation about the state of the industry. I’m born and raised in New York, originally from the Bronx. The interview reminded me of MFA class with Gail and how much I loved it. She's known for creating iconic editorial designs for Rolling Stone and memorable posters and identity systems for famous Broadway shows. My parents are from Jamaica, so I am first-generation American, and first-generation college-educated, as well. The classical mystical experience that can't be articulated that mystics have been talking about for generations. About. Technology. I was fortunate to have a smart and plugged-in studio art teacher in high school, who sent me off to take weekend drawing classes at Pratt Manhattan, and made sure that I participated in competitions and exhibitions. My friend and boss at the Boston Globe, Lynn Staley, was a huge influence. The new twice-annual journal of film and visual culture takes some aesthetic cues from academia, while flipping others completely, according to its designer. A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lighting were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. What is the project you are most proud of? But she been around for years, since the mid-late 80s, right? Gail Anderson ist Senior Art Director bei SpotCo (, Designstudio und Werbeagentur in New York City mit dem Schwerpunkt Artwork und Kampagnen für die Theater am Broadway. There were trees and houses with driveways, and kids on bikes. I love NY. Copyright © 2020 Centaur Media plc and / or its subsidiaries and licensors. It‘s July, and we're all looking to kick back at the beach. Vystúpenie Gail Anderson na plese v Lomnici. … So humble - I love the interview! They also sat for a long-form video interview, created for SVA’s virtual Fall 2020 Orientation, about their working relationship, friendship, backgrounds, the challenges of working during quarantine (including coming across some bears!) Rolling Stone magazine was, and continues to be one of the most highly regarded and influential publications of its time. Born 1 962. I am heading to Italy with my sister and niece this summer. My hipness factor was extremely low. For more information visit, Design En Afrique is an exhibition focused primarily on the design of objects used as support for the body. Four Corners – an interview with Gail Anderson. I have been a huge fan of Gail Anderson, the New York-based designer, writer, and educator, ever since her days at Rolling Stone magazine. All rights reserved. What challenges did you overcome in getting into the industry and achieving your ambitions? She loaned me books about what was then called ‘commercial art’, and pushed me to attend the School of Visual Arts. Gail Anderson by Claire Merchlinsky (who earned her illustration MFA from the School of Visual Arts). Who are your greatest inspirations and influences? Boy, do teachers ever deserve more recognition and credit than they get! We're talking here the real "ah-ha" feeling. With Gail what you see is what you get - And what you get is a true creative master and an awesome person to boot! 35 bis, rue Paul Valéry – 75116 Paris. INTIX Interviews. From 1987 to early 2002, she served as senior art director at. The first time I visited the city was in the early 1980s when I was aged around 16 years old. I’d like to do more of this kind of work, so I’ll put that in the dream category – more academic institutions. Von 1987 bis Anfang 2002 (d.h. die meisten Jahre ihres Erwachsenenlebens) war sie Senior Art Director beim Rolling Stone, wo sie sich in die Typographie verliebte. From the bright neon signs and huge billboard advertisements to the plethora of product packaging, confectionery and magazine covers that adorn the news-stands. Such a lovely person. Industry Press. My father’s side of the family occasionally held large family reunions either in the US or the Caribbean and so we went over to New York on our way to attend a reunion in New Jersey. and much more. One of the most incredibly talented, honest, down to earth designers I've ever met. For more information email:, visit or by call: 456-2095. For more information visit From there, I moved back to New York to work with Fred Woodward at Rolling Stone, where I remained for over 14 years. Revenue. She also designed a number of book covers, Broadway music show posters and a postage stamp commemorating the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. And I was extremely loyal to those Japanese Oh Boy notebooks with the thick, ruled paper, even after Chronicle acquired them and put the Oh Boy logo on the front. Runs until July 2013 at Museum Dapper in Paris, France. Our website uses cookies to improve your user experience. Gail Anderson is an American graphic designer based in New York. Artscape celebrates Africa Day with a concert featuring Bongani Sotshononda’s indigenous ensemble, The Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, The SA Youth Choir and Khayelitsha Mambazo. GAIL ANDERSON: I’ve grown increasingly particular about the pens and notebooks I use, since I really enjoy the physical act of writing. The exhibition will be open until May 31st, 9:30am to 5.00pm weekly and 2.00pm on Fridays at the Alliance Française, Carnegie Building (1st Floor), Heritage Square, Kingstown, St. Vincent.