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Live at the Archive: Craig Frazier Book Party

with Craig Frazier

Craig Frazier visits the Archive to share his new book, Drawn, his career as a designer and illustrator, and his obsession with big ideas.

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As an internationally recognized designer and illustrator, Craig’s work is known for its simplicity, intelligence, and wit. He will talk about his orientation to design as a drawer which eventually led to a career switch to an illustrator. He will discuss his role in the San Francisco design scene in the ‘80s and ‘90s and its influence on his career today.

Food and drinks will be served. Books will be signed.

“It wasn’t style alone that fueled his success, it was his always-arresting ideas. Craig’s endless visual concepts combined with his dusty dry wit and wordplay continue to demonstrate his rare intelligence, curious mind, and deep pool of intrinsic talent—all of which he has generously shared with us through the years. He has enriched our lives and enhanced the value of the design profession.” —Kit Hinrichs, Principal, Hinrichs Studio

Craig Frazier

Craig Frazier has been an illustrating designer since 1978. He operated his design firm until 1996 when he became a full-time illustrator. His illustration is recognized internationally for its wit, surprise and simplicity. Today, he maintains a blend of design and illustration projects.

He is a frequent contributor to the NY Times and publications like Time Magazine, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Amongst his corporate clients are Adobe, American Express, Boeing, Chevrolet, Deloitte, MasterCard, Mohawk Paper, Navigant, The Royal Mail, U.S. Postal Service, and United Airlines. Craig has created eight postage stamps including the 2006 Love stamp and the 2010/11 commemorative Scouting stamps.

Craig published his second monograph titled Drawn, (Goff Books) in January of 2024.

Craig published a 176-page monograph titled The Illustrated Voice, (Graphis Press, 2003.) He is also the author and illustrator of ten children’s books.

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