All creatives and writers who contributed to over 60 years of Graphis Magazine from 1944 to 2005 are listed below in alphabetical order by last name. These 355 issues give rare insight into the historical emergence of our professions from a start in Fine Art through the evolution to Graphic Design (or commercial art) and Advertising as we know them today. As a reminder, Professional Members gain full access to these priceless archives.

History Of Graphis Magazine — Graphis Magazine, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was designed and published by Walter Herdeg from 1944 through 1985. It originally presented work from Fine Artists such as Picasso, Vasarely, Munch, and many more; later, it presented the evolution of Graphic Design as we know it today, followed by Illustration, Photography, and eventually Advertising.

Herdeg also initiated Graphis Annual (Design integrated with Illustration) in 1952, followed by Photographis (Design integrated with Photography) in 1966, and Graphis Posters in 1973. He also published books on a variety of topics such as Comics, Diagrams, Ephemera, and Television Graphics.

In 1985, Herdeg retired and sold Graphis to B. Martin Pedersen, who redefined the Annuals by separating them into Design, Photography, Advertising, and New Talent for student work. He also began publishing non-Annuals in Typography, Branding, Brochures, Annual Reports, and Logo & Letterhead. Pedersen continued with the Magazine until 2005 when it ceased due to global economic decline.

From 1997-2000, (issues 307-323), Graphis commissioned great writers such as Tom Wolfe (interviewed Milton Glaser in issue 331), Truman Capote (wrote about Richard Avedon’s portraits in issue 86), Pete Hamill (wrote about “The Public and Private Art of David Levine” in issue 321 and Milton Glaser in issue 324), and Paola Antonelli (wrote about Pierluigi Cerri in issue 286, Italo Lupi in issue 276, and Achille Castiglioni in issue 285), among many others. Pedersen relaunched the Magazine as Graphis Journal, which continues to present quality editorial about the talent behind the extraordinary artwork in the industry.

I sincerely believe that much of the Platinum and Gold Award-winning work we have been receiving over the years qualifies as fine art. —B. Martin Pedersen

Below is an alphabetical SEARCH by CONTRIBUTOR or PROFESSION.
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Vagnoni, Anthony, Author

Valkus, James, Art Director, Designer

van Bakel, Rogier, Author

Vanderbyl, Michael, Author, Designer

van der Wal, Julien, Author

Varga, Arnold, Art Director

Varia, Author

Varis, Kyosti, Designer

Vasarely, Victor, Author, Artist & Illustrator

Vasselon, Colette, Author

Vassiliev, Slavik, Designer

Venezky, Martin, Author

Vergani, Orio, Author

Veronesi, Guilia, Author

Vertes, Marcel, Designer, Artist & Illustrator

Vespignani, Renzo, Artist & Illustrator

Viaud, Nicole, Author

Victore, James, Author

Vienne, Veronique, Designer, Author

Vieria, Maria, Author

Vignelli, Massimo, Author, Designer

Vignes, Jacques "Elie", Artist & Illustrator

Vigon, Larry, Designer

Viherjuuri, Matti, Author

Villani, Dino, Author

Villemot, Bernard, Designer

Villon, Jacques, Artist & Illustrator

Vinci, Kiky Vices, Designer

Virl, Hermann, Designer

Viskil, Erik, Author

Vittala, Kalyani, Author

Vivin, Louis, Artist & Illustrator

Vlcek, Dr. Tomas, Author

Vogelsanger-de Roche, I., Author

Vogt, Christian, Photographer

Vogt, Dr. Adolf Max, Author

von Ambesser, Axel, Author

von Arx, Peter, Author

von der Leten, Katharina, Author

von Grunigen, B., Author

Von Kalckreuth, Jo, Artist & Illustrator

von Kornatzki, Peter, Author

von Matt, Jean Remy, Author

von Schonfels, Hans Kaspar, Author

Votruba, Bedrich, Author

Vrankic, Davor, Artist & Illustrator

Vrontikis, Petula, Author