Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Harry Murphy + Friends [Yummy Fresh grain feed!]

Harry Murphy + Friends: "



“The Gap Records and Tapes, San Francisco.”


“Graphic Design San Francisco” is a book that was published in the late 70s by the Institute for Graphic Design (which would later become AIGA SF) and Chronicle Books. For the first in a series of posts about the works of San Francisco Bay Area designers and firms, as their portfolios stood on the brink of the 80s, I present to you Harry Murphy + Friends.


“The Philosophy of Harry Murphy + Friends is to maintain design work of consistently high quality, while producing a large volume of projects involving an exceptionally wide range of related disciplines, frequently with rigorous deadlines.


Since locating in the San Francisco area in 1966, Harry Murphy + Friends has won over 700 national and international design awards for architectural graphics, space design, environmental art, corporate identity, print graphics, and packaging.”



Harry Murphy

Suspended sculpture at Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Harry Murphy

“Jamboree, a children’s clothing store in San Francisco.”


Harry Murphy

“The Gap, typical store interior.


Harry Murphy

“Zim’s Restaurant, San Francisco.”


Harry Murphy

“Kitchen of Doris and Don Fisher, San Francisco.”


Harry Murphy

“Supergraphic mural at Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana.”


Harry Murphy


Harry Murphy would soon continue to achieve success in greatly influencing the retail design market, most notably for The Gap. His wall paintings and installations showcased in this book are breathtaking.


(images and text from Graphic Design, San Francisco. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1979. Print.)


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Also worth viewing:

1970s Russian Posters

Vintage Travel Posters

Vintage Cassette Tape Covers


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