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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Lacorazza, Vincenzo, Author

Lacy, Bill, Author

La Dell, Edwin, Author

Lagarrigue, Jean, Art Director, Artist & Illustrator

Lahr, John, Author

Lalich, Richard, Author

Lamm, Lora, Designer

Lampe, Jorg, Author

Lancashire, David, Designer

Lancaster, Eric, Designer

Landor, Walter, Designer

Lane, Arthur, Author

Lange, Alexandra, Author

Lanterio, Roberto, Designer, Artist & Illustrator

Lanzinger, Mario, Author

Laposky, Ben F., Author

Larsson, Alice M., Author

Lartigue, Jacques, Author

Lasky, Julie, Author

Lasn, Kalle, Author

Lassaigne, Jacques, Author

Laurents, Gene, Photographer

Lautner, John, Architect

Lavalley, Paul, Author

Laws, Frederick, Author

Leboyer, Frederick, Author

Lechner, Herbert, Author

Lederer, Grit, Author

le Doux, Jean Picart, Author

Lee, Andrea, Author

Lee, Tom, Author

Leele, Ouka, Photographer

Le Foll, Alain F., Artist & Illustrator

Leger, Fernand, Artist & Illustrator

Legrand, F. C., Author

Lehner, Ernst, Author

Leibowitz, Matthew, Designer

Leidmann, Cheyco, Photographer

Leisinger, Hermann, Author

Lejard, Andre, Author

Lemoine, Georges, Artist & Illustrator

Lemon, Ann, Designer

Lemos, Peter, Author

Lenica, Jan, Author, Designer

Lenik, Professor Krzysztof, Designer

Leonardi, Leoncillo, Artist & Illustrator

Lepman, Jella, Author

Le Quernec, Alain, Designer

Leroy, Jules, Author

Leslie, Robert L., Author

Lessing, L.P., Author

Leu, Prof. Olaf, Author, Art Director, Designer

Leupin, Herbert, Designer

Leuschel, Klaus, Author

Leutwyler, Henry, Photographer

Levenson, Robert H., Author

Levine, David, Artist & Illustrator

Levinson, Nancy, Author

Levy, Leah, Author

Lewis, Richard A., Author

Lewitt-Him, Artist & Illustrator

Lex, Edme, Author

Leyden, R. V., Author

Lhote, Andre, Author

Lhote, Henri, Author

Liberman, Alexander, Artist & Illustrator, Author

Lichtwitz, Friedmann, Author

Liebsch, Otto Georg, Designer

Liepke, Peter, Photographer

Liepke, Skip, Artist & Illustrator

Limbach, Alfred, Author

Lin, Maya, Architect, Artist & Illustrator

Lin, Vance, Author

Linck-Daepp, Margrit, Artist & Illustrator

Linda Cooper, Author

Lindberg, Stig, Designer

Lindbergh, Peter, Photographer

Lindegger, Albert "Lindi", Artist & Illustrator

Lindner, Richard, Artist & Illustrator

Linke, B.W., Designer

Lins, Rico, Designer, Artist & Illustrator

Linsenmaier, Walter, Artist & Illustrator

Lionni, Leo, Author, Artist & Illustrator

Lipsky, Tadeusz, Artist & Illustrator

List, Herbert, Author

Littmann, Bert W., Author

Ljorring, Flemming, Designer

Llado, Jose M., Author

Lloyd, Doug, Designer

Lode, Imke, Author

Lode, Mike, Author

Loerzer, Henning, Author

Loesch, Uwe, Designer

Loewer, Claude, Author

Loewy, Raymond, Designer

Lois, George, Author, Art Director

Lonberg-Holm, K., Author

Londenberg, Kurt, Designer

Longanesi, Leo, Author

Looser, Hans, Author

looss, Walter, Photographer

Lothrop, Samuel K., Author

Low, Joseph, Artist & Illustrator

Lubalin, Herb, Author, Art Director, Designer

Lubow, Arthur, Author

Lucerni, Ugo, Artist & Illustrator

Ludtke, Jim, Artist & Illustrator, Film, Designer

Ludwig, Allan I., Author

Lukova, Luba, Artist & Illustrator, Designer

Lumby, Catherine, Author

Lunn, Arnold, Author

Lupi, Italo, Designer

Lupton, Ellen, Author

Lurcat, Jean, Author, Artist & Illustrator

Lustig, Alvin, Designer

Lutens, Serge, Art Director, Photographer

Luthin, H. W., Author

Luthy, Wolfgang, Author

Luttge, Thomas, Photographer

Luzzati, Emanuele, Artist & Illustrator, Designer