Michael Patrick Cronan | Biography, Life, Work, Logos and Awards

Michael Patrick Cronan

Michael Patrick Cronan (1951 – 2013)

Michael Patrick Cronan was a highly influential American graphic designer and artist. He is widely credited as one of the founders of the “Pacific Wave”, a significant postmodern movement in graphic design  in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also created visual identities for TiVo, Verio, the Indigo, Avidbank, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Kno and Santa Lucia Preserve.

Born in San Francisco in 1951, Cronan learned letterpress printing and became an artist in a local print shop at an early age. He acquired a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from California State University, Sacramento in 1971. He established the world-renowned design firm ::CRONAN:: with his wife Karin Hibma in 1980. The firm has worked for many prestigious clients across a broad range of industries. A few of its clients include Apple, Levi Strauss & Company, the San Francisco Symphony and the Oakland Museum.

Cronan was a founding member of the American Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA). He has numerous awards and accolades, both national and international, to his credit and his work has been exhibited widely in various art galleries and museums throughout the world.

Michael Patrick Cronan Elsewhere:

Michael Cronan, Who Gave TiVo and Kindle Their Names, Dies at 61


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