Jayme Odgers

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Jayme Odgers (born 1939[1]) is an artist, photographer and graphic designer. He is best known for his new wave design and experimental collage photography of the 1980s.[2]

Jayme Odgers
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Courtesy the artist
Alma materArt Center College of Design
Known forpainting, photography and graphic design

Jayme Odgers graduated from Los Angeles’ Art Center College of Design with a Bachelor's degree in Art 1962. After graduating his first job was designing the wayfarer graphics for the IBM Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair where he met and later became Paul Rand's assistant.

In the late 1970s Jayme Odgers played an instrumental role in establishing a new look for California design, work that was included in the exhibition Pacific Waves[3] at the Museo Fortuny in Venice, Italy. In the 1980s, he was among an elite group of world-renowned artists commissioned to create posters for the 1984 Summer Olympics[4] and the 100th anniversary of the Swiss publisher Thieme. Odgers' work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the Brooklyn Museum, the Arco Center for the Visual Arts and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Examples were included in the Walker Art Center's landmark show, Posters of the Centuries: Design of the Avant Garde, and reside in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and The White House. He has amassed over 100 design awards, including Gold Medals from the Art Directors Clubs of New York and Los Angeles, and an international Typomundus Award for typography. Odgers' work is also included in the permanent collection of LACMA.

Steven Heller interview with Jayme Odgers 2015


  1. ^ Heller, Steven; Pettit, Elinor (2000-09-01). Graphic design time line: a century of design milestones. Allworth Communications, Inc. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-58115-064-3. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. ^ Poynor, Rick (2003-10-31). No more rules: graphic design and postmodernism. Laurence King Publishing. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-1-85669-229-8. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ Pacific Wave: California Graphic Design. Italy: Magnus. 1987. pp. 118–120. ISBN 88-7057-070-3.
  4. ^ International, Rotary (July 1984). The Rotarian. Rotary International. p. 17. Retrieved 13 December 2010.

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