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July 12, 2019

George Tscherny at 95

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 05, 2017

Ivan Chermayeff 1932-2017

A tribute to the brilliant designer Ivan Chermayeff.

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November 17, 2017

Department of the Newly Uncovered: Seth Siegelaub’s Artist’s Contract

We just uncovered a batch of Seth Siegelaub’s original Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement from 1971.

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May 09, 2017

First Look: Ed Benguiat

We were so pleased to receive work from legendary typographer Ed Benguiat, including original lettering and print samples of his typefaces in action.

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January 17, 2017

Everett Aison’s Bellingham Diptychs

Next up in the Archives’ vitrine in the SVA Library is the work of Everett Aison, a filmmaker, screenwriter, designer, illustrator, author, and educator.

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October 06, 2016

Herb Lubalin at the Composing Room

Images from the Herb Lubalin exhibition at The Composing Room in 1968.

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June 14, 2016

Underground Images in Warsaw

A survey of SVA subway posters in Warsaw.

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April 29, 2016

First Look: Cris Gianakos

Work from artist and designer Cris Gianakos.

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April 04, 2016

First Look, part 2: James McMullan

An incredible array of new material from James McMullan.

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March 22, 2016

Milton Glaser for MGM, 1970

Some background (and forgotten drafts?) of Milton Glaser’s poster for Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point.

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February 16, 2016

Delpire

Robert Delpire and Push Pin Studio’s mutual admiration resulted in exhibitions in both New York and Paris.

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January 27, 2016

Cyrk ice cream by Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast’s characteristic contour line and flat pastel coloration appears on the packaging of this short-lived late-80s Kosher ice cream, for which his Push Pin Studios also contributed the logo.

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January 06, 2016

Immovable Objects

The Cooper-Hewitt’s outdoor exhibition/walking tour of lower Manhattan was held during the summer of 1975.

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November 23, 2015

Bettmann Panopticon

In 1964, SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery hosted the Bettman Panopticon, an exhibition of works by the leading art directors and designers of the day created from materials in the Bettmann Archive, the trove of vintage clip art and photos.

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November 13, 2015

Close-ups

Stark course announcements by Everett Aison and Ryszard Horowitz.

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October 28, 2015

Identified Flying Objects

Milton Glaser’s surreal landscapes for Hangar Design Group.

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