33 famous graphic designers that everyone should know

Paul Rand, one of the most famous graphic designers
(Image credit: Paul Rand)

There are famous graphic designers that have had such an impact that their work helped shaped the industry, providing inspiration for future generations of designers. From pioneers of the discipline to maverick contemporary designers forging new ground, the 33 famous graphic designers collected here have made very different contributions but have all had an impact on how graphic design is conceived.

We've picked out influential graphic designers from across the industry, from typographers and logo designers to book cover artists and contemporary digital creators. Of course, there are many other great designers who we haven't managed to include here, but, in no particular order, those below are some of the most famous graphic designers we think everyone should know because of their impact or their fresh take on the field. 

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Rob Carney

Rob is editorial, graphic design and publishing lead at Transport for London. He previously worked at Future Publishing over the course of several years, where he launched digital art magazine, ImagineFX; and edited graphic design magazine Computer Arts, as well as the Computer Arts Projects series, and was also editor of technology magazine, T3. 

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