Rudolf de Harak was born at Culver City, California on 10th of April 1924. He began his career as a painter following World War and work as a designer for studios and design agencies. At the age of 25, he operated his own office, Rudolf de Harak & Associates, Inc., in New York specializing in graphics, environmental and exhibition design. In 1965, he designed trademark for McGraw Hill paperback series and more than 300 book jackets with different kind of subjects including philosophy, anthropology, psychology and sociology. He designed a Canadian government pavilion on the theme of “Man, His Planet, and Space” for Expo 67 at Montreal and took a part designing the United States Pavilion for Expo 70 at Osaka
He was also a teacher of design and visual communication since the age of 28 at the cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and art. He also though at other school including School of Visual Arts, Yale University, Carnegie-Mellon, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Kent State.
He mentioned about his philosophy of design “I was always looking for the hidden order, trying to somehow either envelop new forms or manipulate existing form.” His work are very geometric and simply but full of sophistication.
The American Institute of Architect, the American Institute of Gaphic Arts, 1st Biennale Warsaw, 4th Biennale Arts Graphiques Brno, Art Directors Hall of fame, AIGA gold award.
With all his achievement for more that 30 years, its a shame that he hasn’t had a monogram of his work. It would be a dream and honorbif I could get an opportunity to design his monogram.