New Graphis Master: Richard Danne

One of our newest Graphis Design Masters is Richard Danne of Napa, California. Richard Danne’s independent design career began in Dallas in 1959, he then moved to New York City in 1963 and practiced there for 33 years (including five years at Gips & Danne and 12 years at Danne & Blackburn). After some time on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, he relocated the studio, residence, and Steinway piano to Napa, California in 2005.

The above design is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graphic Standards Manual (1975), one of the most well-known designs.


Winner of many awards, and honored with the prestigious AIGA Medal, he remains active in design and music, and enjoys a busy speaking schedule around the United States.
Above to the left is Danne’s Group W “World War II” Boxed three LP set (1968) and to the right is his design for “A History of American Popular Music” (1967), created for Westinghouse Broadcasting.

See the rest of Richard Danne’s iconic work in his Graphis Master Portfolio.


Author: Graphis