On 8 june 1973 canada post issued jeh macdonald painter 1873 1932 designed by william rueter based on macdonalds mist fantasy northland 1922 in the art gallery of ontario toronto the 15c stamps were printed by ashton potter limited. It is perhaps inevitable that the design work of jeh macdonald has always been overshadowed by his painting but it should not be ignored not only was graphic design of central importance to his career but in other countries where the role of graphic design in visual culture is more clearly recognized than in canada his stature as a designer would have long been acknowledged in . Get this from a library jeh macdonald designer an anthology of graphic design illustration and lettering r h stacey archives of canadian art though better known as a brilliant landscape painter jeh macdonald 1873 1932 was arguably canadas first professional graphic designer as we understand that term today and one of the most . Jeh macdonald a word to us all 1900 ink gouache on paper page three it was a chain of cultural and artistic phenomena earlier in the 19th century that ultimately led artists to produce the distinctive type of book design seen in a word to us allthe roots of the arts and crafts book lie in the societal discontent of the time in great britain. Macdonalds early admiration for the british designer william morris 1834 1896 while also showing his dedication to native canadian motifs a recurring feature in his work throughout his career although macdonald had little formal art training his drawing skills improved significantly after he joined the toronto art league in 1903
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