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Colored pencils have lead made from pressed pigments. They can be used to draw fine lines, shade large areas, and create all different kinds of marks from crosshatching to stippling.
Mary and Russel Wright were a couple who worked as a team to form their home accessories design business. They designed dinnerware, furniture and other household products. They rethought how pottery was seen, using thick shiny glazes in beautiful earthy colors. Their goal was to make beautiful, useful, and affordable household pieces that were available to everyone.
Ray and Charles Eames were a husband and wife design team known for their innovative contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture. They also made short films as a way to experiment and explore their creative ideas, designed showrooms, and invented toys. Through their work, they demonstrated how good design can fulfill practical needs while also bringing pleasure to people’s lives.
Alvin Lustig was a graphic designer who conveyed a ton with small gestures, perfect type, and great flair. He used whimsical shapes and colors in his designs for virtually all the design disciplines, including book covers, magazines, advertisements, and office spaces. His work forms the basis for a great many contemporary book jacket designs that use fragmented images, photo-illustration, minimal typography, and rebus-like compositions.