Dan Friedman (graphic designer)
|Education||Carnegie Institute of Technology, Ulm School of Design, Schule für Gestaltung Basel|
|Occupation||educator, graphic designer, furniture designer|
Early life and education
In 1945, Dan Friedman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. After that, he studied at the Ulm School of Design. There, he studied graphic design. He also studied at Schule für Gestaltung Basel. There, he studied under Wolfgang Weingart and Armin Hofmann. In 1969 he moved back to the United States.
Upon returning to America, Friedman was senior designer at Anspach Grossman Portugal, from 1975 to 1977. For three years, from 1970–73, he taught at Yale University. From 1972-1975, he was the chairman of the board for the design department at State University of New York at Purchase. Friedman designed posters, letterheads, logos, and more, while working for Pentagram, from 1979 until 1984. Clients included Citibank and Williwear. He used found objects to create Day-Glo furniture. In 1982 he designed a book for his friend, Keith Haring. He did work for the Neotu Gallery.
Death and legacy
- with Jeffrey Dietch, Steven Holt and Alessandro Mendini. Dan Friedman: Radical Modernism. New Haven: Yale University Press (1994). ISBN 0300058489.
- with Jeffrey Dietch. Post Human. Pully/Lausanne: FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain (1992).
- "Dan Friedman". Collections. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
- "Dan Friedman, Graphic Designer, 49". Obituaries. The New York Times. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
- MoMA | The Collection | Dan Friedman. Die Normannen Kommen. 1968
- Interview with Dan Friedman, 1994, Eye 14