Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

3. Pioneers of Graphic Design

3.3. Sampson Mathews Prints


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Sampson Mathews Prints of Canadian Masterpieces and Posters

"Sampson Matthews was a well-known commercial art firm known for their prints of Canadian masterpieces. Among other well-known artists, Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Casson were employed by Sampson Matthews for over 20 years. Franklin Carmichael began working at Sampson Matthews in 1922 as head designer. In 1926 A.J. Casson began his 32-year career at Sampson Matthews, originally under the supervision of Carmichael. " Samson Mathew prints from well known Canadian painters and graphic artists were distributed throughout Canada to schools, government buildings, banks, churches and other public buildings during the first half of the twentieth century until after WWII.