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May 21, 2013

The new graphic art, 1959

Another recent addition from Ivan Chermayeff: the beautiful slipcased hardcover for The new graphic art, a trilingual history of the basis for the Swiss design style, compiled by Karl Gerstner and Markus Kutter in 1959.

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May 01, 2013

Interiors magazine

From the Steven Heller Collection come these lovely covers for Interiors, the influential magazine for interior designers, architects, and industrial designers. The magazine was art directed by notable architect Romaldo Giurgola and Roberto Mango; George Nelson was an editorial contributor.

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April 26, 2013

Guessing game

A mystery poster from the making of SVA Gold.

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March 23, 2013

Jack Roberts birth announcement, 1950

A birth announcement illustrated by Jack Roberts (for his daughter), archived in Henry Wolf’s correspondence.

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February 20, 2013

Love is a sign

Vernacular signage from the first year of the Push Pin Graphic.

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January 07, 2013

Bob Gill

Designer and illustrator Bob Gill was one of the earliest faculty members at SVA, joining right around the time George Tscherny taught the school’s first design course.

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December 12, 2012

The first Nöel

Getting into the holiday spirit, we bring you Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar’s charming wink at process.

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April 27, 2012

Some more tearing

Promotion by George Tscherny for Strathmore paper, 1958. Torn-paper motifs seemed to have been very much the thing for that year (when Tony Palladino contributed this one). Click through for the full image.

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August 27, 2010

Brown bag

More Tony Palladino: a clever concept hiding in plain sight.

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March 09, 2010

Sal Jon Bue

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.

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April 07, 2009

Tony Palladino’s Guide to Life

Here’s a 1957 poster by Tony Palladino. Substitute ’09 for ’57 and it still works. Click here for the full image.

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