Malcolm Grear was born in Kentucky in 1931, trained as a welder in the Navy and studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He is Professor Emeritus in Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he taught for thirty-eight years, and is known for his “visual identity” work through his firm, Malcolm Grear Designers, in Providence.
Source: NetWorks 2009-2010 Catalogue
Video: Richard Goulis
Some photographs excerpted from: Inside/Outside: From the Basics to the Practice of Design Second edition, Malcolm Grear ©2006
Bob Jordan “4 Corners” ©1998 CW Roelle “Clarice” from One Sided Love Songs ©2000
Luther Strong “Black Eyed Susie” from Library of Congress Recording By Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, September 1937
Phoeba Parsons “Cherry River Line” from Berea College Traditional Music Celebration c. 1930
Seventy Six Quartet “Did You Ever Go Sailing” from Renfro Valley Gatherin’ WHAS Broadcast c. 1948
Producer: Joseph A. Chazan M.D.
Malcolm Grear Designers: mgrear.com