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November 16, 2014

C&G for Howard Wise Gallery

Chermayeff & Geismar designed a series of exhibition posters for the Howard Wise Gallery in the 1960s, highlighting the artists’ works. Wise exhibited abstract expressionists including Milton Resnick and Edward Dugmore, and later specialized in kinetic art and light sculputure.

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November 13, 2014

Skeleton key

Forever potent and still open to interpretation despite its ubiquity, the skeleton has surfaced many times in the early work of Milton Glaser.

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November 05, 2014

Sample clearance

Another chapter in our series of posts on George Tscherny’s work for Pan Am.

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October 25, 2014

Fed up with mediocrity

In 1964, the Sanders Printing Corporation invited SVA’s graduating class to produce its periodic promotional publication, Folio.

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October 24, 2014

Against the grain

These exhibition catalogs and announcements for the Museum of Contemporary Crafts were created just a year after the museum’s founding in 1956.

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October 21, 2014

Chinese Grocery

Really a sister project of Milton Glaser and Jerome Snyder’s Underground Gourmet column for New York magazine, Glaser’s “Chinese Grocery” poster sought to guide the uninitiated through a Chinatown market, in this case the no longer extant United Supermarket at 84 Mulberry Street.

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October 12, 2014

Politics in print, by Henry Wolf

Henry Wolf took a variety of approaches to dramatizing the American political process in his magazine design.

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October 09, 2014

Accidents will happen

The tension between the accidental and the controlled is almost always present in the work of George Tscherny.

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October 08, 2014

Brilliant mistake

The 1964 course announcement for Henry Wolf’s and Melvin Sokolsky’s photography course at SVA manages to be both instructive and artful, assembling outtakes of the instructors’ portraits in a way that elevates them.

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September 27, 2014

Metropolitan Printing in Push Pin Graphic

One regular advertiser in the Push Pin Graphic was Metropolitan Printing.

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September 21, 2014

Go ask Alice

In 1967, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and James McMullan produced psychedelic “travel” posters for an issue of The Push Pin Graphic.

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September 16, 2014

Deborah Hay

Deborah Hay and the graphics for her postmodern dance performances.

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September 14, 2014

Paris in your pocket

Seymour Chwast’s designs for Bic Parfum.

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September 14, 2014

First Look: Louise Fili

Next up in our newly-hatched Design Study Collection: the supremely elegant Louise Fili.

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September 07, 2014

Changing lights

Milton Glaser’s architectural lighting and three-dimensional design for restaurants.

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August 31, 2014

Use your head

SVA’s early subway posters helped raise the school to a new plane of artistic and intellectual pursuits.

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August 29, 2014

Story arc

Milton Glaser got minimal for SVA’s 40th Anniversary logo.

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August 23, 2014

Coming soon: James McMullan at the Visual Arts Gallery

A preview of James McMullan’s upcoming Masters Series show at the Visual Arts Gallery.

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August 21, 2014

Deborah Sussman, 1931–2014

A tribute to the designer whose neon imagery and super sized environmental design changed the landscape of American design.

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August 17, 2014

Type cast

Some type-based design from Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast.

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