I’ve been seeing Alexander Girard’s work turning up all over the place lately. First with House Industries and the alphabet blocks and then Design Within Reach bringing back the wooden dolls and now I receive a new catalog in the mail from Flor with their new La Fonda del Sol which uses his designs.
His sun designs remind me of the CBS News Sunday Morning Logo. I’m sure that the designer of the CBS logo was influenced or inspired by Girard.
His design style seems to be a much needed esthetic in today’s complex world. Its simple graphic upbeat nature just makes me happy.
Which is why I guess this quote from him seems to fit his design style so well
Art is only art when it is synonymous with living.