Pierre Mendell (born 1929 in Essen)
Pierre Mendell (1929 – 2008) was one of the world's leading graphic designers. For almost 30 years he played a role in creating the visual identity of the neue sammlung - the international design museum munich.
Pierre Mendell's work is characterized by elements which are often missing in much contemporary graphic design: vibrancy, communicative force, poetry, and humor. His cultural posters and corporate design identities -- including his designs for Vitra and Siemens, for which he is probably best known -- are timeless yet contemporary. The success of his designs demonstrate that the strength of all graphic work depends on an overarching concept, not on current fads.