Oyster Press, Stockholm. 2010. 72 pages. Stiff paper wrappers. Profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. New copy.
This is the first publication within the series Hall of Femmes. Hall of Femmes is a project initiated by the design studio Hjärta Smärta in 2009 with the objective of bringing female graphic designers and art directors into the spotlight. The first publication features the legendary art director Ruth Ansel. In the 60’s, when she was just 24, she and Bea Feitler became co-art directors of Harper’s Bazaar, in the 70’s she was the art director of The New York Times Magazine, and in the 80’s Vanity Fair. Each time she was the first woman in that position.