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April 07, 2014

Georgia’s always on my mind

Herb Lubalin was among the many designers and illustrators who contributed to the United States Information Agency’s 1962 graphic arts exhibition that toured the USSR.

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April 06, 2014

The hard stuff

And now, the companion piece to the Pushpin beers post. “Any port in a storm.”

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April 04, 2014

Henry Wolf for Olivetti

In the late-1960s Henry Wolf produced a number of advertisements for Olivetti, which touched on two of his favorite devices: the use of celebrity and the distortions of scale and context used to dreamlike effect.

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March 31, 2014

Group W

From the James McMullan Collection, a look at some of the best illustrators who got their start the 1950s and 60s.

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March 30, 2014

For the pleasure and edification of all

Before Push Pin Studios, before the Push Pin Graphic, there was the Push Pin Almanack.

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March 27, 2014

Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban’s portrait of Joan Baez on the cover of Time, 1962.

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March 26, 2014

Department of guest objects

A special guest appearance by Gartenschönheit, a magazine that pre-dates our collections.

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March 25, 2014

Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out

The United States Information Agency deploys its secret weapon in the Cold War: designers and illustrators.

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March 23, 2014

Milton’s menus, part 3: return to Subseries G

Descending into Series II, Subseries G, we take another look at some of Milton Glaser’s logos and menus for restaurants.

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March 23, 2014

Henry Wolf on typography

In 1958 Henry Wolf, newly appointed art director for Harper’s Bazaar, was tapped by the Advertising Typographers Association to write an essay on magazine typography for their bulletin.

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March 21, 2014

Childcraft

In 1970, Childcraft Education Corp. turned to Milton Glaser to design their flagship store at 150 E. 58th Street.

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March 17, 2014

Tscherny’s flag motif

One of George Tscherny’s graphic hobbyhorses was the jumbled appearance of type on an undulating surface.

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March 16, 2014

The Cook

Milton Glaser created this 1965 book jacket for The Cook, a satirical horror novel about a mysterious chef, Conrad Venn, who seduces and manipulates the wealthy Hill and Vail families with food.

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March 15, 2014

Do you see what I see?

A symposium of “provocative visual material” inspired Milton Glaser to come up with some of his own.

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March 10, 2014

Fashion Illustration at SVA

Fashion illustration was a popular pursuit at SVA in the 1960s.

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March 05, 2014

Urban Outfitters’ Slant, part 2

Some remarkable art and writing from the corporate zine.

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March 04, 2014

Auteur, auteur

Andrew Sarris, film critic for the Village Voice and screenwriting lecturer at the School of Visual Arts, delivered a special free lecture in 1968.

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March 03, 2014

That New York

Brownjohn, Chermayeff and Geismar’s expressive typography for The Composing Room.

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March 02, 2014

Spot on

James McMullan is best known for his gorgeous posters for Lincoln Center theatrical productions, but he applies the same care to his spot illustrations for The New Yorker theater reviews.

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February 24, 2014

The world of Windows On The World

The continuing story of the Windows On The World restaurant and its satellites in the World Trade Center, designed by Milton Glaser in 1976 and redone in 1996.

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