I met Ruth Ansel at a signing for her monograph, Hall of Femmes. If you're not familiar with Ruth's work, she's a superstar art director who has collaborated with notable photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon. When Ruth was 24 years old, she became the co-art director of Harper's Bazaar and the rest is history. After a long career at Bazaar she moved to The Times, then to Vanity Fair, then to Richard Avedon productions. In 1992 she founded her own design studio, which she currently runs. Ruth's creative direction has resulted in a marvelous career of simple yet spectacular layouts. I'll share more thoughts after studying the lovely pages of Hall of Femmes.
Ruth signing my copy of her book at James Danziger Projects, last Thursday, in Manhattan:)
If you'd like to get your hands on a copy of Hall of Femmes, it's available at Dashwood Books.