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Gail Anderson Collection


Abstract

Designer Gail Anderson spent fifteen years at Rolling Stone, where she ultimately became Senior Art Director. She defined the magazine’s visual style through conceptual typography, employing traditional and non-traditional materials to form letters and symbols. In 2002, Anderson moved to SpotCo, an agency specializing in arts and entertainment advertising, where she was Creative Director of Design; she was also a partner in Anderson Newton Design. Anderson is both an SVA alumnus and longtime faculty member of the College’s BFA Design Department and Pre-College Program; she has co-authored numerous books on design. She is currently the Chair of SVA's BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department and Creative Director of the Visual Arts Press, SVA’s in-house design studio. Anderson was the 2018 recipient of the National Design Awards Lifetime Achievment Award, presented by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


General Physical Description

Five boxes and one flat file drawer.


Scope and Contents

The Anderson Collection consists of posters, books, magazines, assorted ephemera, and original production materials related to Rolling Stone.


Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


Citation

Gail Anderson Collection, [series. item]. Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, Visual Arts Foundation, New York.


Acquisition Information

The Gail Anderson Collection was acquired as a gift from Gail Anderson.

Container List

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 1. Posters (MG.17.S01)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Academy of American Poets. National Poetry Month. April 2008
2008
B5
Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Sweet Charity
2005
B5
Belasco Theatre. Julius Caesar
2005
B5
Booth Theatre. The Good Body by Eve Ensler
2004
Chicago Design Museum. A Lot of People Are Waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to Come Back - But They Are Gone. We Are It. It Is Up To Us. It Is Up To You - Marian Wright Edelman
2018
B5
Circle in the Square Theatre. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
2010
B5
Colonial Theatre (Boston). Lennon
2005
B5
Cort Theatre. Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
2006
Emancipation Proclamation
2013
Emancipation Proclamation stamp
2013
B5
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("I am not a closeted homowhatever!")
2003
B5
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("Slightly overweight puppet seeking soulmate")
2003
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("Warning: Full Puppet Nudity")
2003
B5
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q (What the fuzz are you looking at?")
2003
B5
Golden Theatre. Oleanna by David Mamet
2009
B5
Hilton Theatre. Young Frankenstein: The New Mel Brooks Musical
2007
I Don't Even Think of You as Black
2017 – 2018
B5
Longacre Theatre. La Cage Aux Folles
2010
B5
Marquis Theatre. La Cage Aux Folles
2004
B5
Martin Beck Theatre. Man of La Mancha
2002
B5
Music Box Theatre. Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts
2009
B5
Neil Simon Theatre. Ragtime: The Musical
2009
B5
Palace Theatre. All Shook Up
2005
B5
Plymouth Theatre. Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
2003
Reclaiming My Time - Maxine Waters
2018
B5
Roundabout Theatre. Brief Encounter by Noel Coward
2010
Roundabout Theatre. Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw
2010
B5
Roundabout Theatre. Sondheim on Sondheim
2010
Roundabout Theatre. The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang
2008
Roundabout Theatre. Tin Pan Alley Rag by Mark Saltzman
2009
B5
Royale Theatre. Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
2003
B5
Schoenfeld Theatre. A Beheading in Spokane by Martin McDonagh
2010
St. James Theatre. Finian's Rainbow
2009
Type Directors Club. Wanted: Kodak Slide Projector
circa 2008
University of the Arts. Words and Pictures: An Evening with Senior Illustration Students from the University of the Arts
2015

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 2. Books (MG.17.S02)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
B1
AIGA Design Legends Gala
2008
B1
American Typeplay by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: PBC Library of Applied Design)
1994
B1
The Designer's Guide to Astounding Photoshop Effects by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (Cincinnati, Ohio: How Design Book)
2004
B1
Graphic Wit: The Art of Humor in Design by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)
1991
B1
New Ornamental Type: Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Thames & Hudson)
2010
B1
New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)
2007
B1
Outside the Box: Hand-Drawn Packaging From Around the World by Gail Anderson. (Princeton Architectural Press)
2015
B1
The Savage Mirror: The Art of Contemporary Caricature by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)
1992
B1
Typography 22: The Annual of the Type Directors Club (New York: HBI/Harper Collins)
2001

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 3. Magazines (MG.17.S03)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
B1
Graphic Design USA (Gail Anderson - 2010 Person to Watch), January-February 2010
January – February 2010
B3
Rolling Stone, Issue 552, May 18, 1989
May 18 1989
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 559, August 24, 1989
August 24 1989
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 561, September 21, 1989
September 21 1989
B3
Rolling Stone, Issue 564, November 2, 1989
November 2 1989
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 565, November 16, 1989
November 16 1989
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 575, April 5, 1990
April 5 1990
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 577, May 3, 1990
May 3 1990
B3
Rolling Stone, Issue 604, May 16, 1991
May 16 1991
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 608/609, July 11-25, 1991
July 11 – 25 1991
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 612, September 5, 1991
September 5 1991
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 614, October 3, 1991
October 3 1991
B3
Rolling Stone, Issue 615, October 17, 1991
October 17 1991
B3
Rolling Stone, Issue 618, November 28, 1991
November 28 1991
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 621, January 9, 1992
January 9 1992
B3
Rolling Stone, Issue 623, February 6, 1992
February 6 1992
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 624, February 20, 1992
February 20 1992
B3
Rolling Stone, issue 625, March 5, 1992
March 5 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, issue 626, March 19, 1992
March 19 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, issue 627, April 2, 1992
April 2 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, issue 631, May 28, 1992
May 28 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, Issue 632, June 11, 1992
June 11 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, issue 639, September 17, 1992
September 17 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, Issue 641, October 15, 1992
October 15 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, Issue 643, November 12, 1992
November 12 1992
B6
Rolling Stone, Issue 655, April 29, 1993
April 29 1993
B1
Step Inside Design ("Gail Anderson: Versatile Typophile"), May-June 2008
May – June 2008

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 4. Miscellaneous Printed Material (MG.17.S04)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
B2
Art in Embassies brochure
circa 2015
Emancipation Proclamation stamp press sheet
2013
B2
Type Directors Club. It Takes All Types letterpress card

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 5. Rolling Stone typography (MG.17.S05)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
B4
Cover lines mechanical - "Bruce Weber," "By Scott Spencer," "The Titan of," "Wilson Phillips"
1990s
B4
"Cube" photostat
1990s
B4
Dummy type (photocopy)
1990s
B4
HOT issue cover page original art
1990s
B4
HOT issue cover page original art - hand-drawn type, overlaid on top of pastel piece
1990s
B4
Issue dummy for January 10, 1991
1991
B4
Issue dummy for October 31, 1991
1991
B4
"Johnny Clegg's War on Apartheid" original art
1990s
B4
"Johnny Clegg's War on Apartheid" photostat
1990s
B4
"Living Colour's Time is Now" photostat
1990s
B4
"The Martin Scorsese Interview" color key
1990
B4
"The Martin Scorsese Interview" mechanical
1990
B4
"The Martin Scorsese Interview" Nov. 1, 1990 tear sheet
1990
B4
New Fonts for The Stone (typositor menu)
1990s
B4
"Okay, okay" type mechanical
1990s
B4
Rolling Stone braille edition - Issue 596, January 24, 1991 (one of two parts)
1990s
B4
Rolling Stone braille edition - Issue 605, May 30, 1991 (one of three parts)
1990s
B4
Rolling Stone Typositor Menu
1990s
B4
"Skull's Angels" type mechanical
1990s
B4
"The Titan of Jazz" mechanical
1990s
B4
"The Titan of Jazz" page layout sketch
1990s
B4
"The Titan of Jazz" pencil sketches
1990s
B4
"The Titan of Jazz" sketches
1990s

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 6. About Gail Anderson (MG.17.S06)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Gail Anderson historical files - School of Visual Arts acceptance letter (1980), New York State Education Department Certificate of Commendation (1980), letter requesting permission of use "Faces in a Crowd" art (1980), "Arts in Education" booklet with with "Faces in a Crowd Art," XIII Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 certificate
1980