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Influences: Henry Wolf

One of the legendary art directors of Harper's Bazaar.

By : Sleiman
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Influences:  Henry Wolf

Best known as the art director for Harpers Bazaar, Show, and Esquire, Wolf’s direction is described as Chic in typography, boldness in layout.  Risqué cover photographs, and literary content defined a new American brand of strapping consumerism, lusting after cars, jazz, vacations, and gourmet food.

 

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His concepts for the Bazaar and Show were to create a visual cover to express their complex context.  He shot the covers either himself or collaborated with Richard Avedon, Melvin Sokolsky and Art Kane to name a few.   He is an AIGA lifetime achievement honoree and a member of Art Directors Club hall of fame.

 

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“What he did have, according to Glaser, were "lucidity and a conspicuous lack of excess", and uncompromising standards when it came to absolute rightness.” – The Guardian

 

"A magazine should not only reflect a trend; it should help start it" – Henry Wolf