Frank Lloyd Wright Gets Graphic

The eminent architect's lesser-known contributions to graphic design get the spotlight in a new book by Penny Fowler, writes Maria Popova.

Wright is known for designing every aspect of his homes and other buildings, from the patterned blocks to the lamps to the stained glass, so it isn't likely to surprise many to learn of his adroit contributions to graphic design, in the form of posters, brochures, typography, murals, books and magazine covers.

In her new book, Frank Lloyd Wright: Graphic Artist, Fowler "examines Wright's ingenious and bold graphic work - his covers for Liberty (some of which were so radical the magazine rejected them), his mural designs for Midway Gardens, his photographic experiments, his hand-drawn typographical studies, the jacket designs for his own publications, including The House Beautiful and An Autobiography, and a wealth more," writes Popova.

See a sampling of Wright's masterful design's in Popova's article for Brain Pickings.

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