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Paula Scher is an American graphic designer, painter and art educator in design, and the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. Scher moved to New York City and took her first job as a layout artist for Random House's children's book division. In 1972, she was hired by CBS Records to the advertising and promotions department. After two years, she left CBS Records to pursue a more creative endeavor at a competing label, Atlantic Records, where she became the art director, designing her first album covers. A year later Scher returned to CBS as an art director for the cover department. During her eight years at CBS Records, she is credited with designing as many as 150 album covers a year. Some of those iconic album cover designs a...

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Anne Sullivan
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NOV

Anne Sullivan, was an American teacher, best known for being the instructor and lifelong companion of Helen Keller. At the age of five, she contracted trachoma, a highly contagious eye disease, which left her blind and without reading or writing skills. She received her education as a student of the Perkins School for the Blind where upon graduation she became a teacher to Keller when she was 20. When she was eight, her mother died and her father abandoned the children two years later for fear he could not raise them on his own. She and her younger brother, James, were sent to an overcrowded almshouse in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Her brother suffered from a weak hip ailment and died two to three months into their stay. Sullivan remained at the Tewksbury...

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