“Designers and modernism enthusiasts might recall the distinctive Columbia Masterworks record covers from the 1950s, McGraw-Hill Paperbacks from the ’60s, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art shopping bags from the ’70s, but few could associate these designs with Rudolph de Harak.

Until now. The pioneering designer, who boldly propelled typography and graphics from the two-dimensional realm into dynamic public spaces, has finally been immortalized in a monograph: Rudolph de Harak Graphic Designer: Rational Simplicity (Thames & Hudson).

The author is Palm Springs resident Richard Poulin, who joined de Harak’s New York City firm as a staff designer in the ’70s and eventually became partner…”

[Read the full article at palmspringslife.com]