Hall of Femmes: Ruth Ansel
One of the greatest magazine designers ever
For over 50 years Ruth Ansel has worked as an art director for a number of influential magazines and she is, on the whole, an unbelievably cool person. In the sixties she did harper’s bazaar, in the seventies she did new york times magazine, and in the eighties she left her own special mark of elegance and contemporary sense on vanity fair, in connection with the magazine being reawakened after lying dormant for 50 years.
Since the nineties, Ruth Ansel runs her own design studio, and though she today is over 70 years old she is still active. She has worked with just about everybody; Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibowitz, Bruce Weber and Tina Brown, just to mention a few.
Editors: Ika Johannesson and Hjärta Smärta (Angela Tillman Sperandio and Samira Bouabana).Typography and design: Hjärta Smärta. Pages: 72. DImensions: 130 x 230 mm. Language: English. Published: April 2010. Oyster Press [OP002]. ISBN: 978-91-978827-0-5.