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August 01, 2014

All together now

Shades of Yellow Submarine in Gian Carlo Menotti’s sci-fi opera for children Help, Help, The Globolinks!

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July 25, 2014

Layer upon layer

James McMullan’s layered comic strip illustration.

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July 18, 2014

Here comes the bride

In honor of summer wedding season we bring you Tony Palladino’s poster for “The Wedding Party.”

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July 14, 2014

First Look: Stefan Sagmeister

The Glaser Archives is launching our Design Study Collection, which will highlight sample collections from some of the most important designers and illustrators working today. The first collection we’re featuring is from designer and provocateur extraordinaire and SVA MFA Design faculty member, Stefan Sagmeister.

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July 12, 2014

First Look: Paul Sahre

We are thrilled to add the work of Paul Sahre to our Design Study Collection.

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July 10, 2014

Lost New York

New York City signage that never was.

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July 09, 2014

Master strokes

Seymour Chwast’s intricate composition of his illustrations.

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July 02, 2014

Seymour Chwast for Pepsi

Chwast’s can for Diet Pepsi for the Christmas season integrated their 1986-1991 logo into Santa’s spectacles. As you can see in this photo, the rims of the glasses were left unpainted shiny aluminum to highlight the logo—the background behind Santa was also a checkerboard of white and silver. (Click through for full frame.)

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July 02, 2014

C&G for Masterpiece Theatre

Masterpiece Theatre was the principal portal into British television for American audiences in the seventies; Mobil, the sponsor, drafted their longtime designers Chermayeff & Geismar to make posters for various features.

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June 28, 2014

Robert Weaver at SVA

Pioneering illustrator Robert Weaver was a major figure at SVA beginning in 1950s.

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June 26, 2014

Sunday hats

Tony Palladino created this indelible image for an SVA poster in 1989.

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June 23, 2014

In the balance

In the 1970s and 1980s Heinz Edelmann designed many posters for the West German public broadcasting station Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

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June 19, 2014

Seymour Chwast for Topps

Seymour Chwast takes on Bazooka Joe.

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June 15, 2014

Go West

James McMullan did stunning work for the short-lived West magazine.

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June 08, 2014

Don’t it drag on

Milton Glaser teamed with celebrated photographer Duane Michals in 1972 to create this metaphysical album cover for bluesy folkie Chris Smither.

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June 06, 2014

Crowd control

Tony Palladino, along with Chermayeff & Geismar, was enlisted by Mobil to design the poster for Cotton Bowl advertisements in the late-80s and 90s. We don’t actually have this poster in our collection, though we have two others (which will follow shortly); only this slide of it. The others also make use of the visual appearance of a crowd as a way to play with perception of figure and ground. This slide didn’t go through properly the first time so I don’t have a good image of it, but if you click through I’ve included a smaller picture for reference.

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June 05, 2014

Chwast’s irrational fears

Seymour Chwast’s series of irrational fears for Strathmore Paper.

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June 03, 2014

On the same wavelength

The BFA Fine Arts department has long shown film or video art in the SVA Amphitheatre. These rough posters, spanning three decades, announce screenings of milestone works.

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June 01, 2014

Six ways of looking at a piano

Ivan Chermayeff uses collage and collections to create texture and dimensionality, continually exploring modernist ideas about bringing process to the forefront.

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May 31, 2014

The Elementary Doctor Watson

Milton Glaser created this album cover in 1972 for legendary guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson.

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