Dugald Stermer

An L.A. View of Meggs's N.Y. School of Design

Everyone will approach the fifth edition of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design through their own personal filters. Steve Heller’s already done his overview of the print and digital versions. Paul Shaw may pick up his Blue Pencil to correct factual and editorial errors. Marxist and feminist critics might deal with the two Martha Stewart...

Honoring Dugald Stermer

“Drawing the Line,” an exhibition celebrating the work of the late California College of the Arts illustration chair and professor Dugald Stermer,┬áis on view through October 12 at CCA’s San Francisco campus. The show covers his career as a freelance illustrator, a designer, an art director, and an author. There will be a closing...

My Friend, Dugald Stermer

My friend, Dugald Stermer, an important magazine art director and incredible editorial illustrator, died last Friday, Dec. 2. He was 74. I will miss him terribly. And so will dozens of artists, designers and others I’ve spoken with since his passing. I wrote this obituary in the New York Times. And here are comments...