Business of Fashion Interviews Magazine Art Director, Design Legend Fabien Baron

If you’re an aspiring magazine designer, whether it’s photography, graphic design or art direction sparks your interest,  chances are you’ve been influenced by the work of famous art director Fabien Baron if you’ve read the fashion glossies over the course of the past 20 years.

Considered a modern-day icon whose design aesthetic has influenced the high fashion publishing industry at large, Baron has designed for Italian and French Vogue, served as creative director of Harper’s Bazaar and is currently the editorial director of Interview magazine, in addition to running his own graphic design firm Baron & Baron working with leading brands like Calvin Klein.

The Business of Fashion recently interviewed Baron worth reading that includes Baron’s advice for young aspiring art directors.

Fabien Baron | Photo: Kevin Trageser for BoF. Image courtesy of Business of Fashion.

Fabien Baron | Photo: Kevin Trageser for BoF. Image courtesy of Business of Fashion.

“…You have to be ready to work really hard and not feel entitled and be willing to pay your dues. To build an image there are all these components which you have to master and understand how to solve the problem. Being an art director is not about doing good type. That’s being a graphic designer. To be an art director you have to have ideas, an understanding of all these layers and you have to have an extreme enthusiasm to pass along to the team and to make them feel light enough so they can execute,” says Baron to BofF.

Read the full interview here.

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Harper's Bazaar cover designed under the creative direction of famous art director, Fabien Baron.

Harper’s Bazaar cover designed under the creative direction of famous art director, Fabien Baron.

Harper's Bazaar two-page spread designed under the creative direction of famous art director, Fabien Baron.

Harper’s Bazaar two-page spread designed under the creative direction of famous art director, Fabien Baron.

Vogue Paris cover designed under the creative direction of famous art director, Fabien Baron.

Vogue Paris cover designed under the creative direction of famous art director, Fabien Baron.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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