A very small list of:

Contemporary Designers and Design studios

         (These people are still living)

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Vaughan Oliver (London)

Neville Brody (London)

Pentagram (London, NY, San Fran, Dallas)

Lucille Tenazas (San Fran)

Paula Scher (Pentagram, NY)

Margo Chase Design (LA)

Studio d Design (San Fran)

Fred Woodward (Rolling Stone, NY)

Chip Kidd (NY)

David Carson Design (San Diego, NY)

PhD Design (Santa Monica)

Woody Pirtle (Pentagram, New York)

Why Not Associated (UK)

April Greiman (NY)

Rudy Vanderlans (Émigré, USA)

Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan)

The Thunder Jockeys (Amsterdam)

Gerald Bustamante (Mexico)

Zuzana Licko (Émigré, USA)

Stefan Sagmeister

Kyle Cooper (Imaginary Forces)

James Victore

Martin Venezky

Michael Worthington

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Historical graphic designers:
(Some of These people have past on)

Wes Wilson

Paul Davis

Milton Glaser

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New York School:

Bradbury Thompson

Cipes Pineles

Paul Rand

Saul Bass

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Swiss:

Herbert Matter

Alexey Brodovitch

Josef Muller-Brockmann

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Bauhaus:

Herbert Bayer

Lazslo Moholy-Nagy

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Constructivism:

Alexander Rodchenko

El Lissitzky

Stenberg brothers (Georgy and Vladimir Stenberg)-design film posters

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Dada:

John Heartfield

Kurt Switters

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Art Deco / Plakastil:

A.M. Cassandre

Lucian Bernhard