When I was in school, the designers I look up to are Neville Brody, Clement, the three Michaels (can you name all three of them?), David Carson (I still have the first Ray Gun magazine somewhere), Paul Rand, Designers Republic, Peter Saville, etc. etc… They all have their distinct styles.
I am totally out of touch these days, I have no clue who are the designers design students look up to these days. Or do they look up to any “Designer Heroes” at all?
Also, I was very lucky to have worked with Clement and Susan Kare in the past… Food for thoughts….