wim crouwel

designer: wim crouwel
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comments: wim crouwel is a dutch graphic designer who started out as a painter. what's interesting about that is his paintings were expressionist, yet his graphic design is heavily influenced by the bauhaus movement. swiss typography, with it's use of grids and sans serif type lend his work precision and a modern aesthetic. just beautiful. if you haven't seen the documentary helvetica yet, you should check it out because it's riveting, but also because wim is in it and you can hear him talk about graphic design in his own words.