Richard Danne has been awarded the prestigious 2014 AIGA Medal, the highest honor in design, and this is the newest edition of the book – with episodes that track his earliest years on an Oklahoma farm during The Great Depression – to his accomplishments as a design professional in New York City and beyond. And his family is along for the exhilarating ride. Here in 202 pages, with 350 illustrations, are 22 adventures in a rewarding trek from adversity to achievement.
Danne was elected President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and later was Founding President of AIGA/NY. Elected to Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1974, he also served as President of AGI/USA for many years.
Previously, AIGA honored him with an "Inspiration" Archive Collection on their website. He and his firm have received many national and international awards, including three “US Presidential Awards for Design Excellence.”
He was consultant to stellar clients such as: NASA, DuPont, Seagram, FIT, Pratt & Whitney, AT&T, South Street Seaport Museum, Harvard Business School.
About "Dust Bowl to Gotham", Ric Grefé, AIGA Executive Director comments:
"What a wonderful book. You seem to have captured the era so well. Congratulations on this memoir and thank you for documenting the AIGA experience. We are placing this in the archives here."
DanneDesign is a communications firm engaged in multiple areas of design including print, brand identity, and web. Our work is driven by concepts which are unique to each client situation. As a result – our clients have achieved greater success; we have enjoyed long-term relationships; and our design has been honored in prestigious exhibitions and publications.
Illuminations Published November 27, 2011