Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Last week saw Academy Award winning filmmaker, noted graphic designer and general legend Arnold Schwartzman visit the E2 studio as part of the AGDA open studio events.
It was a great evening and we watched in awe as Arnold gave a presentation of his incredible career, spanning his early days as an illustrator for the Sunday Times to his mentorship and later directorship for Saul Bass & Associates. He talked about highlights such as becoming the director of design for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and directing the feature documentary 'Genocide' which garnered him an Oscar in 1982.
Since reverting to his own design consultancy, his commissions include a number of commemorative posters, book covers for Len Daighton's war stories, print collateral and cinema trailers for the Annual Academy Awards.
As if all that wasn't enough he is also the author/photographer of a score of books, the recipient of numerous film and design awards including three D&AD Silver awards, elected to Alliance Graphique Internationale 1974, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002.
We were all amazed by the cultural icons he has worked with and helped to create in a career that really has defined Arnold as one of the great designers of our time.