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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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February 22, 2014

Words and music

Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar’s playful experiments with type placement and scale for Concert Associates.

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February 18, 2014

Another side of the Visual Arts Gallery

Folk art at the Visual Arts Gallery in the early 1970s.

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February 16, 2014

Ciba graphics

Chermayeff & Geismar interpreted scientific data for Ciba Pharmaceuticals.

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February 16, 2014

Outside the box

Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable. – Samuel Johnson

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February 12, 2014

Significant figures

Milton Glaser’s menagerie of figures for the School of Visual Arts, 1971.

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February 09, 2014

Dim sum

The Nom Wah Tea Parlor, the venerable Chinatown dim sum purveyor that uses Milton Glaser’s illustrations on its menu, reopened in time for the Chinese New Year.

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February 07, 2014

Effervescent packaging by Seymour Chwast

A short tour of Seymour Chwast’s designs for beer and soda packaging.

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