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Ladies in History: Sarah Wyman Whitman →

This week on Design Work Life, we take a peek at the life of Sarah Wyman Whitman: painter, poet, teacher, stained-glass designer, and most prominently, book binding designer for Houghton-Mifflin. Over a 20-year tenure (when she was possibly the only designer for the company), Whitman designed over 200 book covers. Read the post on DWL…

Apr. 30, 2014 in Ladies in History

Badass Ladies in History: Sofonisba Anguissola →

A bit late in sharing this, but this week on Design Work Life, we hop a few centuries back to look at the work of Renaissance painter, Sofonisba Anguissola. This Italian portrait painter is considered the first female artist to attain an international reputation. Read the full post on DWL →

Mar. 27, 2014 in Ladies in History

Ladies in History: Jackie Ormes →

Jackie Ormes (1911-1985), creator of several popular comic strips in the 1930s–1950s, was the first female, African American syndicated cartoonist. In a male-dominated industry, Jackie captured a national audience with her fashionable and opinionated characters. Ormes started out as a proofreader and freelance journalist for the Pittsburgh Courier, a black newspaper which published her first…

Feb. 28, 2014 in Ladies in History