Quentin Fiore

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Quentin Fiore (born February 12, 1920 in the Bronx , New York City , New York - † April 13, 2019 in North Canaan , Connecticut ) was an American graphic designer who mainly worked on books.


Fiore took lessons from artists such as George Grosz and Hans Hofmann before studying art at the New Bauhaus in Chicago , Illinois . In the 1960s he was known for work in which z. B. Text passages and images were mixed or different fonts were used. In this way books were created that reflected the anarchic zeitgeist.

The book The Medium is the Massage was created in 1967 in collaboration with Marshall McLuhan . The book DO IT! Scenarios of the Revolution was co-created with the "revolutionary" Jerry Rubin and appeared in 1970 with an introduction by the Black Power activist Eldridge Cleaver .

Fiore lived in New Jersey, USA in early 2012 .


  • 1964: Illustrations for Angelica Balabanova : Impressions of Lenin .
  • 1967: with Marshall McLuhan; compiled by Jerome Agel: The Medium is the Massage. An Inventory of Effects . Bantam Books, New York. (Reprint: Penguin Books, Harmonsworth 1971, ISBN 0-14-002816-1 ). 9th edition 2001, Gingko Press, ISBN 1-584230703 .
    • 2011: German by Martin Baltes and Rainer Höltschl: The medium is massage. An inventory of media effects . Tropen Verlag, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-608-50311-1 .
  • 1968: with Marshall McLuhan, produced by Jerome Agel: War and Peace in the Global Village . Bantam Books, New York (Reprint: Gingko Press, New York, ISBN 1-58423-074-6 )
  • 1970: with Buckminster Fuller and Jerome Agel: I Seem to Be a Verb. Environment and Man's Future . Bantam Books, New York, OCLC 94894 .
  • 1970: with Jerry Rubin, introduction by Eldridge Cleaver: DO IT! Scenarios of the Revolution . Simon & Schuster, New York, ISBN 0-671-20601-X .
    • 1971: German: Do It! Scenarios for the revolution . Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbek near Hamburg, ISBN 3-499-11411-9 ;
    • 1977: Trikont Verlag, Munich
  • 1970: Jerome Agel (Ed.): The Making of Kubrick's 2001 . Signet, ISBN 0-451071395 .
  • 1978: Edition: The Prince / Niccoló Machiavelli , translated by Thomas G. Bergin. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, USA.

Individual evidence

  1. Katharine Q. Seelye: Quentin Fiore, Who Made the Medium His Message, Dies at 99. In: The New York Times , May 1, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  2. Sharp massage. In: FAZ . February 3, 2012, p. 32.