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Sal Jon Bue
School of Visual Arts Collection: Annual Art Scholarships by Sal Jon Bue, 1959.
March 09, 2010

Sal Jon Bue

I recently came across this lovely poster Sal Jon Bue designed for SVA in 1959. My research on the unfamiliar (to me) Bue didn’t turn up much, but I did learn he taught courses on typographic and advertising design at SVA in the late 1950s and early 1960s, at which time he encouraged his student Paul Davis to submit his work to Push Pin Studios. You can see similarities in style to the work of his fellow SVA faculty member, Bob Gill. Bue passed away in 2001.

Bue also designed this piece for the 1964 World’s Fair and his work was featured in Early/Later, an exhibition at the Whitney in Stamford in 1991.