All creatives and writers who contributed to over 60 years of Graphis Magazine from 1944 to 2005 are listed below in alphabetical order by last name. These 355 issues give rare insight into the historical emergence of our professions from a start in Fine Art through the evolution to Graphic Design (or commercial art) and Advertising as we know them today. As a reminder, Professional Members gain full access to these priceless archives.

History Of Graphis Magazine — Graphis Magazine, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was designed and published by Walter Herdeg from 1944 through 1985. It originally presented work from Fine Artists such as Picasso, Vasarely, Munch, and many more; later, it presented the evolution of Graphic Design as we know it today, followed by Illustration, Photography, and eventually Advertising.

Herdeg also initiated Graphis Annual (Design integrated with Illustration) in 1952, followed by Photographis (Design integrated with Photography) in 1966, and Graphis Posters in 1973. He also published books on a variety of topics such as Comics, Diagrams, Ephemera, and Television Graphics.

In 1985, Herdeg retired and sold Graphis to B. Martin Pedersen, who redefined the Annuals by separating them into Design, Photography, Advertising, and New Talent for student work. He also began publishing non-Annuals in Typography, Branding, Brochures, Annual Reports, and Logo & Letterhead. Pedersen continued with the Magazine until 2005 when it ceased due to global economic decline.

From 1997-2000, (issues 307-323), Graphis commissioned great writers such as Tom Wolfe (interviewed Milton Glaser in issue 331), Truman Capote (wrote about Richard Avedon’s portraits in issue 86), Pete Hamill (wrote about “The Public and Private Art of David Levine” in issue 321 and Milton Glaser in issue 324), and Paola Antonelli (wrote about Pierluigi Cerri in issue 286, Italo Lupi in issue 276, and Achille Castiglioni in issue 285), among many others. Pedersen relaunched the Magazine as Graphis Journal, which continues to present quality editorial about the talent behind the extraordinary artwork in the industry.

I sincerely believe that much of the Platinum and Gold Award-winning work we have been receiving over the years qualifies as fine art. —B. Martin Pedersen

Below is an alphabetical SEARCH by CONTRIBUTOR or PROFESSION.
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A., P., Author

Aaland, Mikkel, Author

Aalto, Alvar, Architect

Aartomaa, Tapani, Designer

Abramsohn, Jennifer, Author

Abry, Stephan, Photographer

Ackerman, Phyllis, Author

Adam, Henri Georges, Artist & Illustrator

Ade, Prof. Albrecht, Author, Film

Adhemar, Jean, Author

Adigard, Erik, Designer

Adler, Gordon, Author

Adler, Peter, Author

Adlerova, Alena, Author

Afflerbach, Beatrice, Artist & Illustrator

Afflerbach, Ferdi, Artist & Illustrator

Ainaud, Juan, Author

Akizuki, Shigeru, Designer

Albagnac, Jean-Marie, Artist & Illustrator, Author

Alcorn, John, Designer

Alcorn, Stephen, Artist & Illustrator

Alden, Todd, Author

Alderisio, Bill, Author

Aldersey-Williams, Hugh, Author

Alderson, Brian, Author

Aldridge, Alan, Author, Art Director, Artist & Illustrator

Alechinsky, Pierre, Author

Aleksiun, Jan Jaromir, Artist & Illustrator

Alessandrini, Jean, Other

Allen, Alastair, Author

Allen, Julian, Artist & Illustrator

Allner, H. W., Author

Alloway, Lawrence, Author

Aloff, Mindy, Author

Althaus, Peter, Author

Amberg, George, Author

Ammann, Marguerite, Artist & Illustrator

Anceschi, Giovanni, Author

Andersen, Berit, Author

Anderson, Charles Spencer, Designer

Anderson, Kurt, Author, Film

Anderson, Laurie, Artist & Illustrator

Anderson, Madeleine, Author

Ando, Tadao, Architect

Angeli, Primo, Designer

Angrave, Bruce, Artist & Illustrator

Anthony, Carol, Artist & Illustrator

Antonelli, Paola, Author, Film

Antonucci, Emil, Designer

Apeloig, Philippe, Author, Designer

Arad, Ron, Designer

Archer, W. G., Author

Arcimboldo, Giuseppe, Artist & Illustrator

Arisman, Marshall, Author, Artist & Illustrator

Armangau, Laurence, Author

Arnet, Edwin, Author

Arnold, A. F., Designer

Arnold Arnold, Author

Arnoldi, Per, Designer

Aronstam, David, Author

Arp, Jean, Artist & Illustrator

Arthur, Paul, Author

Arthur, Paul, Author

Aschenbrenner, B., Author

Aschoff, Eva, Author

Astor, Josef, Photographer

Atherton, John, Artist & Illustrator

Auberjonois, Rene Victor, Artist & Illustrator

Auboyer, Jeannine, Author

Audubon, J.J., Artist & Illustrator

Austen, G.O., Author

Austen, Peter, Author

Autun, Gislebertus, Artist & Illustrator

Avedon, Richard, Author, Photographer

Averill, John, Author, Art Director, Artist & Illustrator

Awazu, Kiyoshi, Author, Designer