April Greiman is one of the most influential designers in graphic design history. She first studied graphic design at the Kansas city Art Institute from 1966-1970. She later moved onto study at the Basel School of Design in Basel, Switzerland from 1970-197 as she steadily began to a style of her own. As a student of Armin Hofmann and Wolfgang Weingart, her style of design is greatly influenced by a style that has come to be known as New Wave, an aesthetic less reliant on Modernist heritage.
In 1995, Greiman designed a postal stamp to commemorate the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution (women’s voting rights), which is shown above. She has received a lifetime achievement Gold Medal from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, as well as honorary doctorates from Art Center College of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, Lesley University, Boston College of Art and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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