Gustav Jensen

One Elegant Designer

Gustav Jensen called himself a "Designer to Industry" and created some of the most stylish packaging and products of the late '20s and early '30s.

Elegance Personified: Gustav Jensen

Back in 2011 (oh so long ago), I began a series of "lost designers." The first and only entry was on Gustav Jensen, the Danish born designer whose work was elegantly streamlined and daringly multidisciplinary. There will be more in my series, but for now a reprise of sorts. Here is the original post,...

Gustav Jensen Lost?

My theme today is lost, forgotten, or you might say misplaced designers. Why does a designer or illustrator, or anyone for that matter, at the top of his or her profession disappear from view? There are many answers really — some are quite simple: growth, mid-life crisis, death, to name a few. Sometimes these...