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March 22, 2016

Milton Glaser for MGM, 1970

Some background (and forgotten drafts?) of Milton Glaser’s poster for Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point.

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November 16, 2014

C&G for Howard Wise Gallery

Chermayeff & Geismar designed a series of exhibition posters for the Howard Wise Gallery in the 1960s, highlighting the artists’ works. Wise exhibited abstract expressionists including Milton Resnick and Edward Dugmore, and later specialized in kinetic art and light sculputure.

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September 21, 2014

Go ask Alice

In 1967, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and James McMullan produced psychedelic “travel” posters for an issue of The Push Pin Graphic.

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August 31, 2014

Use your head

SVA’s early subway posters helped raise the school to a new plane of artistic and intellectual pursuits.

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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 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 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 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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May 27, 2014

Dirty talks

Panel discussions and talks sponsored by the Fine Arts Department in the heady conceptual late-70s and early-80s often adopted a DIY or punk aesthetic in their announcements.

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May 17, 2014

First Look: Gail Anderson

Next on deck in our Design and Illustration Study Collection is the work of designer and art director Gail Anderson.

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January 13, 2014

George Tscherny for Herman Miller

George Tscherny developed his style working for Herman Miller in the mid-50s.

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November 10, 2013

The Mead Library of Ideas

In the 1970s, the Mead Library of Ideas held exhibitions showcasing the best contemporary graphic design; they commissioned announcement posters from designers including Tony Palladino, Chermayeff & Geismar, and Seymour Chwast.

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October 15, 2013

Exploding coffee table

While we’re on the subject of the Memphis Group, better take cover; that table’s gonna blow.

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October 07, 2013

First Look, part 3: George Tscherny

We’re continuing to receive great stuff from George Tscherny, and here’s the latest.

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September 27, 2013

Kid stuff

We looked at some of Edelmann’s political posters for the West German radio station WDR back in June. But there was also a lighter side to his collaboration with the broadcaster.

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September 09, 2013

Edelmann’s design on a dime

While preparing for a class visit a couple of weeks ago, I rediscovered these gorgeous posters Heinz Edelmann did for Theater der Welt (Theater of the World) in 1981.

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September 03, 2013

A new Penney

George Tscherny was one of the heraldic “here comes modernism” designers of the ’60s and ’70s: along with Chermayeff & Geismar, his name seemed to be high on the shortlist when design became a hot item in the boardroom—though the bigwigs did not necessarily always follow through with a whole, or lasting, campaign.

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