As a result of modernism, modern art was often influenced by aspects such as architecture, politics, and economic conditions. Interestingly concept of modernism has been interpreted by various individuals in different ways. For example, according to Stefan Sagmeister, who is a world famous graphic designer and lettering artist based in New York, core work of a designer is to communicate effectively with people. According to Sagmeister, major part of today’s communication falls into old version of modernism. That is why he has focused his designs in such a way, which represents a perfect blend of modernism with contemporary art and culture. This is one major reason behind his popularity among current generation.
Similarly, SeymorChwast who is an American graphic designer, illustrator and type designer is famous for his unique way of making graphic designs which imbibes social commentary and has a distinct style of commentary. His work typically includes the modernism concept of designs which are fascinated with animated way of art. He describes his work mostly as generalist which is focused on depicting some sort of issue or problem.
LvJing, is also one of the popular present day book designer, whose work has liberal effect of modernism era. His work on book designs is an art form in itself. Core concept of Lv Jing is focused on amalgamation of cultural, traditional and modern visual expression.
Another famous personality which is popular for his painting, graphic design, and drawing is Stanley Donwood. His work of art varies between being propagandist graphics, to introspective illustrations. Similar to modernism movement, there is unique combination of deep personal and political emotions in his work. According to Donwood, art is a powerful medium through which important message can be communicated in a very simplistic manner.