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April Greiman

The graphic designer April Greiman was born in New York in 1948. She attended the Allgemeine Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland, and the Kansas City Art Institute before working as a graphic designer in New York and teaching at the same time at the Philadelphia College of Art. In 1976 April Greiman moved to California, where she opened a graphic design studio in Los Angeles: "Made in Space, Inc.".
April Greiman's graphic style links American Postmodernism with the rational clarity of the Swiss school. Her graphic works, often collage-like, consist in layers of lettering and pictures, whose elements seem to float. April Greiman's work shaped the Californian New Wave style.
In the 1980s, April Greiman soon became aware of the possibilities the new digital technology in the form of Apple MacIntosh and Quantel Paintbox would offer design and was one of the first to take advantage of them. April Greiman is regarded as one of the most influential women graphic artists working in the digital media. In 1982 April Greiman became head of the design department at the California Institute of the Arts. April Greiman's book "Hybrid Imagery: The Fusion of Technology and Graphic Design" was published in 1990.
The companies, institutions, and individuals for whom April Greiman has worked as a designer include the MAK Center for Arts and Architecture in Los Angeles, AOL/Time Warner, Microsoft, the US Postal Service, and the architects Frank O. Gehry, RoTo Architects, and others. April Greiman has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions for her work.


 
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