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September 22, 2020

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Milton Glaser's first paying job was the cover of a crime fiction magazine.

Woman looking at blood drip down window Continue Reading Read more
August 31, 2020

Design Archives Come to You

You may be studying remotely this semester, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to a wealth of design resources for research and inspiration.

Abstract images and Japanese typography Continue Reading Read more
July 23, 2020

Reynold Ruffins in the Push Pin Graphic

Reynold Ruffins is a founding member of the lengendary Push Pin Studios, along with Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, and Ed Sorel.

Grasshopper Continue Reading Read more
June 30, 2020

Milton Glaser for Olivetti

Around the same time Milton Glaser and Push Pin Studio's style was taking hold and permeating popular culture, Milton was doing transformative and awesomely weird work for typewriter company Olivetti.

Typewriter with falling figures and streamers Continue Reading Read more
June 27, 2020

Milton Glaser 1929-2020

We mourn the loss of Milton, an artist, a teacher, a New Yorker, a man who changed our visual culture.

Tomato in an armchair. Continue Reading Read more
June 01, 2020

SVA COVID Collection

The SVA's community's artistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conductor conducting musicians on rooftops Continue Reading Read more
May 08, 2020

Remembering Keith Godard

Remembering the delightful, witty, and inventive designer Keith Godard.

Urban Focus poster Continue Reading Read more
April 21, 2020

Documenting COVID-19 Within the SVA Community

The SVA Archives is collecting our community's artistic response to the historic COVID-19 pandemic. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to submit work.

Pigeon with mask Continue Reading Read more
March 23, 2020

George Tscherny's Sublime Installation Design

George Tscherny provided detailed and beautiful instructions for installing an exhibition of his work.

Figure holding ear sculpture Continue Reading Read more
March 03, 2020

Design Archives Treasures

We asked the panelists in our upcoming symposium, "Archives By Design," to each send us one hidden gem from their collections. We got some great stuff.

Collage of seven items from design archives Continue Reading Read more
February 19, 2020

Get To Know the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives

A video introduction to our collections.

Interior of archive with person looking a posters on tables Continue Reading Read more
January 30, 2020

Archives By Design: Preserving the Work of Designers

A unique evening symposium on archiving graphic design and illustration at the SVA Theatre on March 11th.

Archives By Design: Preserving the Work of Designers Continue Reading Read more
January 06, 2020

The Impossible Logos of Roger Ferriter

The logic-defying logos of an obscure but important designer.

The Impossible Logos of Roger Ferriter Continue Reading Read more
November 20, 2019

Milton's California Dream

We talked to Milton about his 1969 assignment to illustrate the cover of Time magazine.

Milton's California Dream Continue Reading Read more
July 12, 2019

George Tscherny at 95

Designer extraordinaire and one-man-band George Tscherny is 95.

George Tscherny at 95 Continue Reading Read more
July 01, 2019

Milton Glaser's Early Book Covers

Milton Glaser's early book covers, done not long after he founded Push Pin Studios with Seymour Chwast, served as a kind of laboratory for the techniques and styles he was exploring in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Book jacket for The Cook with extended Giacometti-like black ink figure with chef's hat on a bright green background. Continue Reading Read more
March 12, 2019

Steve Reich at SVA in the 60s

New York City's avant-garde art scene was on full display at SVA's 1967 Fall Gallery Concert Series.

A black and white announcement poster with a large face of a cat surrounded by rectangles with the names of the performers for each night of the concert series. Continue Reading Read more
July 30, 2018

It's a magic carpet ride

Sesame Street magazine of the 1970s put the stylized pop-psychedelic style of the TV program's animated sequences in kids' mailboxes.

It's a magic carpet ride Continue Reading Read more
June 15, 2018

I See a Pattern

Designers working in both the modernist style and the more eclectic and illustrative approach of Push Pin Studios have consistently found ways to employ patterns.

I See a Pattern Continue Reading Read more
December 05, 2017

Ivan Chermayeff 1932-2017

A tribute to the brilliant designer Ivan Chermayeff.

Ivan Chermayeff 1932-2017 Continue Reading Read more