Saturday, April 1, 2023

Artist of the Day, April 1, 2023: Craig Frazier, an American graphic designer, Illustrator. (#1818)

 Craig Frazier is an illustrating designer who has enjoyed a distinguished career since 1978. He opened his doors as Frazier Design in 1980 and built a practice designing corporate communication, annual reports and advertising.

In 1996, he scaled down the design side of his practice to concentrate on illustration (and a few special design projects). Within two years he had developed one of the most distinct and recognized illustration styles in the country. Wit, irony, and simplicity have become the currency of the Frazier style.

He is a frequent contributor to the NY Times and business publications like Time Magazine, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Amongst his corporate clients are Adobe, American Express, Boeing, Chevrolet, Deloitte, MasterCard, Navigant, The Royal Mail, U.S. Postal Service, and United Airlines. Craig has created seven postage stamps including the 2006 Love stamp and the 2010/11 commemorative Scouting stamps.

Craig has published a 176-page monograph titled The Illustrated Voice, (Graphis Press, 2003.) He is also the author and illustrator of several children’s books.

Craig was a founding member of the San Francisco Chapter of the AIGA in 1985 and served on the Board as its Treasurer in 1987. He was the Chair of Sponsorship for the 2005 ICON 4 Illustration Conference. Craig is a frequent lecturer at universities and design conferences.

I like to think that one of the explanations for Craig Frazier’s expressive and memorable illustrations is that he has been—and still is—a designer. The search for a concept, and not putting anything down until a concept is found, is what makes the end product great work that communicates, often about difficult subjects.
– Ivan Chermayeff, Partner, Chermayeff & Geismar

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 Craig Frazier
The Studio
DuMOL Winery 25th Anniversary Magnum label
Lucas Arts logo print
Peregrine logo
Towncutler logo
Wildflower logo
AIDS walk Poster
Death od a salesman poster
Fillmore Jazz Festival poster
 Fillmore jazzFestival 2015 poster
Oracle .poster
Santa Cruz poster
Towncutler  poster
Ukraine poster
Book jacket design and illustration for author and simple evangelist Ken Segall
Cutting through the clutter. Town Cutler identity, branding program
Cutting through the clutter. Town Cutler catalogue
Muse 03
Muse 03
Muse 03
Nutrex Spirulina- microalgae supplement. Made in Kona
READ Handbook
Realm Cellars.
The Absurd Collection was a three-bottle suite of numbered labels
USPS and Royal Mail. Tiny designs to make an envelope lovely.
FrazierCollection covers
Quartet Illustration
Paperself Illustration
Snakeshake Illustration
Spaghetti road Illustration
Withdrawn Illustration
Wornstar Illustration