His firm, Chermayeff & Geismar, are responsible for the logo designs of companies as huge as NBC, Chase Manhattan, Mobil Oil and institutions like the Smithsonian. Chermayeff passed away at the age of 85, leaving behind a body of work that is astonishing in its ubiquity. Let's take a quick peek at what he created.
Today, we’re honoring the legacy of Ivan Chermayeff of @CGHNYC — he was not only a brilliant graphic designer, but an inspiring artist as well. He made collages from found material whenever he had a moment of pause, amassing hundreds of playful depictions of the world around him. pic.twitter.com/gpvXgnrH3E— Standards Manual (@standardsmanual) December 4, 2017
RIP Ivan Chermayeff of @CGHNYC, a true inspiration, an incredible artist, a graphic design genius, and a real legend. He changed the face and defined American Design during his prolific career spanning 5 decades. Thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/bKJJmfn3HT— G F Smith Design (@GFSmithDesign) December 4, 2017
There's an elegant, minimalist simplicity in his iconic body of work, which set the tone for sixty years of public artistic design. Rest in peace, good sir.