George Krikorian graduated from Pratt Institute in
1935. His first job was with the William H. Rankin Agency and then
with Fletcher and Ellis Advertising. He then became art director
of the American Chain Company. In 1939 he became the first layout
designer of The Times in New York. He was instrumental in acquiring
modern art and poster for the permanent collection at The Times
and later became promotion art director. He took a leave of absence
during WWII and worked with the Office of War Information overseas.
After the war he returned to The Times until 1963 when he became
art director of Look magazine. He became creative director of Look
in 1967. He formed George Krikorian Associates when Look folded.
His clients included Time magazine, The Daily News and was the designer
of “21.” He authored Designing with Type in 1951 and served
on the advisory board of Pratt Institute and The Art Director’s