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List of Famous Graphic Designers

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List of famous graphic designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top graphic designers in the world? This includes the most prominent graphic designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable graphic designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic graphic designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned graphic designers.

With people ranging from John Mayer to Phil Hartman, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

From reputable, prominent, and well known graphic designers to the lesser known graphic designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the graphic designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous graphic designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous graphic designers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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