Eric Baker is a Manhattan based designer specializing in branding and identity systems for a number of hospitality, corporate, retail, entertainment and cultural concerns. Along with branding he produces a wide range of work in the fields of publishing and corporate communications.
His most recent book, American Trademarks, A Compendium, was published in 2010 by Chronicle Books of San Francisco in July, 2010. He is coauthor of the books Trademarks of the 20s & 30s and Trademarks of the 40s & 50s and author of Great Inventions/Good Intentions, An Illustrated History of American Design Patents and Hitting The Road, The Art of The American Road Map. His book Invitation to The Voyage A Poem Illustrated by Charles Baudelaire was published by Bulfinch Press, Youre The Top" by Cole Porter was published by Simon & Schuster Editions.
In addition to his other work, Mr. Baker teaches courses in The History of Graphic Design and Corporate Identity at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and design classes at SUNY Purchase. He has been a judge at numerous design competitions and lecturers frequently at various conferences and design schools.
A two time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant for his independent design history projects, his work has appeared in Print, Communication Arts, How, Domus, Metropolis, Blueprint, ID Magazine, The New York Art Directors Annual, British Design and Art Direction, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and Graphis. He is a contributing editor to DesignObserver.net.