Here are some selected works from design master, Stefan Kanchev (1915 – 2001). The Bulgarian applied artist won competitions for typefaces, posters, trademarks, postcards, telegram forms, book designs and etc. many times and his works are world-famous and cited in the major applied arts encyclopedias. In 1994 Kanchev was recognized as one of the top trademark designers in the world beside the likes of Paul Rand and Saul Bass.
The above images are only a small sampling of the vast portfolio Kanchev created throughout his extensive career. A sharp eye for color and shape and a wonderful balance of form and function put Kanchev near the top of the heap for 20th century design. Be sure to click the logo images above to see the larger versions.
“Sometimes this graphical image is just one letter or combination of letters, sometimes it is a shape of something or just a symbol, other times it is a combination of shape and typeface. All these have matured in profound artistic processing, they have been changed, refined and in the end the artist has presented the work in a simplified, clear and unique way.”
The images and information in this post have been pulled from Stefankanchev.com, a wonderful resource outlining his life and his work.