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SVA Subway Posters 1947 - Present

About the Collection

SVA has produced more than 180 posters for the New York City subway platforms, in the process creating one of the most enduring public art projects in the City. This is a complete overview of the subway poster campaign, from the earliest posters when SVA was known as Cartoonists and Illustrators School to the most current posters now displayed in subway stations.


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See You in the Funny Papers See You in the Funny Papers

c. 1947
Rough to Finish Rough to Finish

c. 1949
Illustrated hand holding three-dimensional block with the letters ART. C&I text in black, School in red text. C and I Art School
Burne Hogarth (Illustrator)

c. 1950
White, black and blue graphics made using a mix of geometric and organic block shapes. C and I Art School: Symbols of the Past....
Ephraim Gleichenhaus (designer)

c. 1950
Abstract red carrot shape with black tear drop shapes on off-white background. Advertising Design: C&I Art School
Howard Arnold (Designer)

c. 1952
Underneath an orange splatter of paint containing text, a photograph of a clean palette knife against a white background. C&I Art School - Fall Session
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1955
Purple and orange text against a white background; the header is "SVA," with the VA massive compared to the S. sVA (name change)
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1956
Underneath a neon green splatter of paint containing text, a photograph of a clean palette knife against a white background. C&I Art School - Summer Session
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1956
Rough charcoal illustration of someone's feet sitting on a chair with a T square leaning against it. Header text appears in blue against a white background. Drafting: Architectural and Mechanical:...
George Tscherny (designer)
George Tscherny (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1957
Rough graphite and blue sketch against a white background of a man drawing. School of Visual Arts Fall Session
Eugene Karlin (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1957
Portrait of a red man, segmented to resemble a collage, surrounded by purple books against a white background. The Art of a Nation... is an Exponent of...
Robert Weaver (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1957
Black and white schematic against a blue background, showing a spiral shape. Science States Meanings. Art Expresses...
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1958
Orange and blue print of various art tools against a white background. What is Art? That Whereby Forms Are Tra...
Jack Wolfgang Beck (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1958
Highly geometric and surreal depiction of a person with a distorted face, in white against a black background with a gray heart. Without Education, It Isn’t Possible For...
Jack Wolfgang Beck (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1958
Grid of art against a black background, including fashion illustration, photography and cartoons, in orange, red, yellow and green. Inside the Studios
Jack Wolfgang Beck (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1958
Two yellow grids against a red background; one is normal, but the other has blocks twisted slightly to create a spiraling effect. Text is in yellow. Science States Meanings. Art Expresses...
Bob Gill (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1958
Sepia illustration of circus performer walking on a tightrope, two on bikes, and two others balancing on top of a pole connecting the two bikes. A crowd is visible on the ground. Let Every Man Exercise the Art He Knows
Phil Hays (illustrator)
John McClash (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1959
A simple geometric flowerpot with red flowers on red stems and green leaves against a blank color-by-numbers sheet of a ballerina. School of Visual Arts
Tony Palladino (designer)
Tony Palladino (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1959
Black and white photograph of a model of a human ear with a real pencil tucked behind it. School of Visual Arts
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1959
Purple and red illustration of someone parachuting out of a 1900s airplane. When Logics Die, the Secret of the Soil...
Phil Hays (illustrator)
Ivan Chermayeff (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1960
Black and white photograph of one man, facing the viewer and painting on an easel; a second man faces away from the viewer and paints the wall bright red. The School of Visual Arts Has Moved To I...
Bob Gill (designer)
Ronnie Rojas (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1960
Delicate black and white illustration of an egg cracked at one end, with red text against a white background. Every Wall Is a Door
George Tscherny (designer)
George Tscherny (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1961
A technical illustration of an ellipse compass against a sheet of green co-ordinate graph paper. Technical Illustration / Airbrush Render...
Ivan Chermayeff (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1961
A drawing of the nib of a ruling pen with ink coming out in messy blotches and swirls suggesting a rocket taking off and its exhaust, against a background of thin, horizontal red lines increasingly closer together toward the bottom of the poster. Technical Illustration Airbrush Renderin...
Ivan Chermayeff (illustrator)
Ivan Chermayeff (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1961
Very dark photograph of a young girl plucking petals off a white flower. Text appears in white. The Heart Has Its Own Reasons
George Tscherny (designer)
George Tscherny (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1962
Trisected image; each box contains a blue illustration of a different motion of a seated woman smoking a cigarette. School of Visual Arts
Phil Hays (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1963
White orange and purple box, crumpled to resembled a piece of paper, with the letters SVA on it against a white background. SVA: School of Visual Arts (flag)
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1964
Blue text against white background. Black and white grid of photos of various SVA alumni. I Got My Job Through the School of Visua...
Bob Fiore (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1964
Photograph of a Roman bust of a man's head with a forest scene painted on it. Our Faculty Has Empathy, Imagination, En...
Milton Glaser (designer)
Sol Mednick (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1965
Black block text against white background. How To Be a Good Commercial Artist
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1965
Black and white grid of various ads done by SVA students. These Ads Were Done By Students. You Lea...
Louis Musachio (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1965
Photograph of a half-blank pocket watch against a white background; the hands are pointed towards the blank half. Art Is a Clock That Moves Too Fast When...
Ivan Chermayeff (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1965
Pastel cylinders made of graph paper and stacked on top of each other, against a background of graph paper. Get Your Head Together at SVA. Night Sch...
Milton Glaser (designer)
Peggy Barnett (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1966
Illustration of a grid of yellow and black doors, each open to reveal a major of SVA (circa 1967) Doors
Milton Glaser (designer)
George Ancona (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1967
Illustration of a painting palette with a rainbow and clouds running through it. School of Visual Arts Department of Fine...
Milton Glaser (designer)
Alan Vogel (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1967
Cartoonish, colorful illustration of 250 small, unique costumed and nude figures. The School of Visual Arts: 250 Courses
Milton Glaser (illustrator)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1971
Photograph of a black portfolio bag against a white background. When You’ve Seen One, You’ve Seen One.
Sal De Vito (designer)
Charles Wiesehahn (photographer)
Sal De Vito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1971
Color illustration of multiple portraits of Abe Lincoln sitting side by side, identical save for various hats and accessories. Our Times Call for Multiple Careers
Gilbert Stone (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1972
Colorful, realistic illustration of a close-up of a collection of crayons. Spend a Few Nights With Us. It May Chan...
Audrey Flack (illustrator)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Dick Wasserman (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1973
Watercolor illustration against a white background of a juggler in an elaborate brown costume juggling various colorful objects. Our Times Call For Multiple Careers
Milton Glaser (illustrator)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1973
Aerial view of a map of New York with an apple in the middle of it; the representation of water pans down to become an actual body of water. Spend a few nights with us. It may chan...
James McMullan (illustrator)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Dick Wasserman (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1974
Detailed black and white illustration of a chimp holding a large pencil and drawing on a piece of paper. Having a Talent Isn’t Worth Much Unless...
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1974
Highly realistic illustration of a goose walking away from a large golden egg in a wheat field. Having a Talent Isn’t Worth Much Unless...
Charles Lilly (illustrator)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1975
A black poster with a reflective square, above which is the text, "Lots of people look just like artists." Lots of People Look Just Like Artists
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1975
Black and white illustration of cat sitting in water as a large fish swims away. Having a Talent Isn't Worth Much Unless...
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1976
Color illustration of a nude man laying on top of a bed in a patterned room; an identical man floats above him. Having a Talent Isn't Worth Much Unless...
Milton Glaser (illustrator)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1977
Watercolor painting of a baseball player standing at bat, against a small grid of baseball scenes. Having a Talent Isn't Worth Much Unless...
James McMullan (illustrator)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1977
Color illustration of a smiling man in a Pierrot costume against a night sky background with a crescent moon. To Be Good Is Not Enough When You Dream...
Paul Davis (illustrator)
Paul Davis (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1978
Color illustration of a pencil bent into a circle against a white background. Having a Talent Isn't Worth Much Unless...
Tony Palladino (illustrator)
Tony Palladino (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1978
Primarily black and white illustration of a closet, the door open slightly as a colorful paintbrush flies out of it on wings. School of Visual Arts
Robert Giusti (illustrator)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1979
Color illustration of a grid of seemingly identical portraits of ships on easels on a beach, save for the boat sinking more in every frame, and the tides coming in and out. To Be Good Is Not Enough, When You Dream...
Robert Weaver (illustrator)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1979
Primarily blue illustration of a female opera singer on stage, against a background of red and yellow flowers; more flowers are thrown at her feet. To Be Good Is Not Enough When You Dream...
Milton Glaser (illustrator)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1979
Gaugin's self portrait behind a simple depiction of a bank teller station against a white background. At 35, Paul Gauguin Worked In a Bank. It...
Gene Case (art director)
Gene Case (copywriter)

1980
Photorealist painting of a set of glass shelves filled with plastic toys (mostly red, blue, orange, and white). School of Visual Arts
Don Eddy (artist)
Richard Wilde (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1981
Realistic illustration of a zebra with rainbow stripes against a white background. To Be Good Is Not Enough, When You Dream...
Marvin Mattelson (illustrator)
William Kobasz (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1982
Colorful scribbled depiction of a tunnel interior. It’s Not the Light at the End of the Tun...
Tony Palladino (illustrator)
Tony Palladino (designer)
Tony Palladino (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1983
Painting of a man on the New York subway holding a paint palette and brush. When You Risk Becoming an Artist, You Ri...
Robert Weaver (illustrator)
William Kobasz (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1983
Color painting (primarily red and blue) of a man stretching on the ground, facing a mirror, his back towards the viewer. To Be Good Is Not Enough, When You Dream...
James McMullan (illustrator)
William Kobasz (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1983
Colorful, abstract, computer-generated graphics against a black background. Computer Graphics School of Visual Arts:...
Laurence M. Gartel (illustrator)
William Kobasz (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1984
Bisected image; top half is made of primarily black, white and red collage; bottom half is solid orange with black and orange text. Surface. Texture. Form. Line. Color. Onl...
Eve Sonneman (photographer)
Alain Giguere (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
William Kobasz (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1984
Geometric, colorful depiction of a woman's face done using computer graphics against a black background. Computer Graphics School of Visual Arts:...
Barbara Nessim (illustrator)
William Kobasz (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1984
Photograph of an empty, ornate gold picture frame against a white background. Text is in blue brushwork. Surface. Texture. Form. Line. Color. Onl...
Tony Palladino (designer)
De Zitter (photographer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Tony Palladino (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1985
Geometric collage of a bowl of fruit held together with masking tape against a white background. Surface. Texture. Form. Line. Color. Onl...
Milton Glaser (designer)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Milton Glaser (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1985
Colorful illustration (primarily orange and blue) of a man painting a coffee cup on a building, looking into a window to see a painter. A man in the street watches from below. To Be Good Is Not Enough, When You Dream...
Jerry Moriarty (illustrator)
William Kobasz (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1986
Painting (primarily brown) of a bull-like animal jumping over a row of lit candles on a narrow purple bench. School of Visual Arts: The First Forty Y...
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1987
A primarily blue, horizontal painting placed vertically; two cows, one of which is carrying a human child and a flock of birds in the background are visible. School of Visual Arts: The First Forty Y...
Paul Waldman (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1987
Dark arrangement of text and geometric shapes in purple, red and green. To Be Good Is Not Enough When You Dream...
Paula Scher (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1987
Photograph of a large collection of colorful SVA fortieth anniversary half-moon shapes. SVA: The First Forty Years
Milton Glaser (designer)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

1987
Color illustration of a headless man's portrait; his head is floating above him, the bottom of his neck covered in the bottom part of a lightbulb, implying it will turn on if screwed into the body. Even a Great Idea Is Only an Idea Until...
Marvin Mattelson (illustrator)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
David Connolly (typographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1988
Painting focusing on the interior of a man's room as he ponders a painting; a red dresser with a phone, blank canvas, large mirror and black cat on top are visible. Even a Great Idea Is Only an Idea Until...
Jerry Moriarty (illustrator)
Colleen McCudden (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1989
Photograph of two hubcaps against a white background, presented vertically; top one is rusted, while the bottom one is painted red with a ribbon and bow threaded through it. Even a Great Idea Is Only an Idea Until...
Tony Palladino (illustrator)
Tony Palladino (designer)
Luke Lois (photographer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1989
Detailed illustration of a black rabbit underneath a stylized illustration of clouds in a blue sky. Even a Great Idea Is Only an Idea Until...
Milton Glaser (illustrator)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1990
Painting of a female angel in a yellow dress, with paint palettes for wings, painting an arched window in an empty room. Even a Great Idea Is Only an Idea Until...
Greg Spalenka (illustrator)
Rosemary Intrieri (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (art director)

circa 1990
Blocky color illustration of a flock of birds standing on a beach. Great Ideas Never Happen Without Imagina...
Tony Palladino (illustrator)
Tony Palladino (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1991
Against a white and gold background, a rectangular illustration of the top of a green person's head, which turns into leaves, which turns into doves. Great Ideas Never Happen Without Imagina...
Curt Doty (illustrator)
Rosemary Intrieri (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1991
Arrangement of images on top of each other; from left to right, a red tinted photo of a road, a green tinted photo of a man's face, and a large yellow-tinted photo of the Eiffel tower. Great Ideas Never Happen Without Imagina...
Paula Scher (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1992
Mixed media (collage and paint) depiction of a person's face and hands against a wooden background. Great Ideas Never Happen Without Imagina...
Paul Davis (illustrator)
Paul Davis (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1992
Colorful collage of a menagerie of people on a city street. Great Ideas Never Happen Without Imagina...
Stephen Kroninger (illustrator)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1993
Simple illustration of a hand holding a paintbrush, which is coiled back around the wrist against a red background. Painting Is Stronger Than I Am - It Make...
Tony Palladino (illustrator)
Tony Palladino (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1994
Arrangement of text against a white background; headers are teal, centering around a yellow box of text containing the words "NEW" (in orange) and "OLD" (in dark blue.) Old/New
Milton Glaser (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1994
Painting of a dark blue, headless male figure against an orange and gold background; a turtle is visible floating above his lap. Art is a Harmony Parallel to Nature
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Kurt Houser (typographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1995
Photo of a page of text, also containing an illustration of Matisse drawing a swan, the corresponding photograph, and swan bones. A Drawing Lesson
Milton Glaser (illustrator)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1995
Paragraph of text against a white background, above a black and white photograph of a man holding up a large red SVA logo. Congratulations, School of Visual Arts
George Tscherny (designer)
Oscar Villegas (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
A square painting, depicting a monstrous male figure, placed in a misty forest. Art is... Fifty Years
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Kurt Houser (typographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
A translucent blue crescent moon against a blue background; the silhouette of a woman bending over backwards is visible. Art is... Fifty Years
Eve Sonneman (illustrator)
Kurt Houser (typographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
The word "art" turned vertically, and made up of small red and black text against a white background. Art is... Fifty Years
Paula Scher (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
Color painting of an older woman decorating dog-shaped cookies; in the background, an identical dog looks into the oven. Art is... Fifty Years
Jerry Moriarty (illustrator)
Kurt Houser (typographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
Painting of a palette with a rainbow of paint against a black background; the head of an iconic figure is visible in every different circle of color. Art is... Fifty Years
Paul Davis (illustrator)
Paul Davis (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
Color painting of a dirty paint palette knife and a red paint stick against a delicate red, black and white pattern. Art is... Fifty Years
Tony Palladino (illustrator)
Tony Palladino (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
A floating black bowler hat against a white background with red text; a shadowed silhouette of a man wearing the hat is visible. Art is... Whatever (Fifty Years)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
Incomplete color pastel drawing of a man, against a blue curtain background, looking into the distance. He is standing on a pile of detailed drawings on the floor. Art is... Fifty Years Lowell Smith in th...
Gil Ashby (illustrator)
Kurt Houser (typographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
Black and white sketch of a seated male figure surrounded by color studies of the same image. Art is... Fifty Years
James McMullan (illustrator)
James McMullan (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
Female bust silhouette, against a white background, made up of colorful collage materials. Text floats above her head in black. Art is... Fifty Years
James Victore (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1996
Color photograph against a white background; forward-facing shot of a young boy wearing a red SVA t-shirt and a backwards baseball cap; in the background is the back of a grown man wearing a similar outfit. The School of Visual Arts Yesterday Toda...
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1998
Graphite drawing against a white background of diverse people waiting in line for coffee. Art Is... Also
John Ruggeri (illustrator)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1998
Black and white photograph of a suited man gesturing towards a ripped color painting of a man's face, showing a black and white grid underneath with the letter M visible. Art Is... Also
Stephen Frailey (illustrator)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1999
Color painting of a man and a cat looking down a staircase to see a man holding a poster of an identical scene. A College of the Arts
Jerry Moriarty (illustrator)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Nancy Mazzei (typographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

1999
Overlapping watercolor silhouettes against a white background of two crouching figures; one red, the other green; where they overlap is colored blue. Art Is...
Milton Glaser (illustrator)
Milton Glaser (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2000
The earth in space, surrounded by a golden frame against a green background. eARTh Is...
Bruce Wands (illustrator)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2000
Arrangement of images against a white background; one is a large yellow box of a woman's photograph, with film tape coming out of it and gathering on the right hand side of the frame. There is a small painting of a woman's face on top of it. Art Is... Also
Henry Wolf (designer)
Henry Wolf (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2000
A pale, Piccaso-esque illustration of a female artist painting a picture. Art Is...
Paul Davis (illustrator)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2000
Realistic illustration of a boy in pajamas, holding archery equipment, looking at a tree with a rainbow of targets painted on them. Balloons are attached to the center of each target. Art Is... Suddenly...
Thomas Woodruff (illustrator)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2001
Realistic illustration of a boy in pajamas riding a stationary bike, in a forest, that operates a large colorful spinning wheel. Art is... Meanwhile...
Thomas Woodruff (illustrator)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2001
Realistic illustration of two boys in pajamas wandering in a forest, picking flowers that burst out of colorful spots on the ground. Art Is... and Then...
Thomas Woodruff (illustrator)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2001
Black and red text in a typewriter font against white background; text reads "I (heart icon) NY more than ever." I Love NY More Than Ever
Milton Glaser (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2001
Primarily sepia photograph of a room's window overlooking a cityscape. Two green potted plants are on the windowsill, trimmed to look like the twin towers. Art Is... Healing
Kevin O’Callaghan (designer)
Hugh Kretschmer (photographer)
Mike Joyce (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2002
A grid of colorful, kaleidoscopic boxes filled with descriptive words in block text (wonder, joyful, energy, for you, etc.) centering around one that says "Art is" Art Is...
Adrienne Leban (illustrator)
James McKibben (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2002
Typewriter-style text against a white background; the letter 'O' in 'Together' is a graphic of an apple. Together For the City We Love
Milton Glaser (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2003
Color collage and illustration on top of a beach portrait of a couple and their two young kids. "School of Visual Arts" is in a handwritten, graffiti-style font. We Love NYC
James Victore (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2003
Painting of a shirtless man hammering in a nail on the ground; above him is a stacks of playing cards against a green background. Art Is...
James McMullan (illustrator)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2004
Large, rough, handwritten text and small typed text against an orange background. Art Is...
Frank Young (illustrator)
James McKibben (art director)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2004
Text made up of diagonal tree branches, surrounded by monarch butterflies, against an orange background. Thinking Life Will Be Better In the Futu...
Stefan Sagmeister (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2004
Illustration on top of a photograph of a magician's hand making a squirrel appear out of thin air against a dark purple background. Presto: To Make Art Is To Make Magic!
James Victore (designer)
Tom Schierlitz (photographer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2005
Photographic close-up of a human hand, modified to have varied skin colors against a white background. We Are All African
Milton Glaser (designer)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2005
Names of human personal relationships (brother, aunt, etc.) are crossed out; below, there is a photograph of a human hand made up of varied skin colors. Darfur: What Happens in Darfur Happens t...
Milton Glaser (designer)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2006
Colorful cartoon illustration of children in a meadow getting hit by falling rainbows. Text appears three dimensional, white against the blue sky. How Bad Do You Want to Be Good?
Paul Sahre (designer)
Peter Ahlberg (designer)
Ed McCabe (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2006
Large green brush text and small black typed text against a gray background. What Where When: SVA’s Summer Session
George Tscherny (designer)
Dee Ito (copywriter)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2006
Black ink profile of a man against a white background, wearing a hat; a speech bubble comes out of his mouth. A small open book is on lower right-hand side. Text is inside the head, book and speech bubble. Live the Questions
James Victore (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2007
Diagonally oriented text against a white background, centering a yellow purple and red paint splotch. Expand Your Vision: Study Art: Day or Ni...
George Tscherny (designer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2007
Text appears in red, surrounded by colorful icons the form tiny human shapes against a white background. If Someone Says You Shouldn’t, Ask Them...
Gail Anderson (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2008
A crumpled ball of striped orange paper against an identical background; identical yellow text is visible on both. The Secret of Art
Milton Glaser (designer)
Matthew Klein (photographer)
Silas H. Rhodes (creative director)

2008
Text, arranged like a vision test against a white background; letters are made of black screws. SVA To Help See Possibilities
Mirko Ilic (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2009
Graphic of a red white and blue pencil against a black background; the shadow of the lead tip makes up a small person standing proudly. In Reaffirming the Greatness of Our Nati...
Gail Anderson (designer)
Terry Allen (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2009
Graphic of a long stemmed flower (the SVA logo) sprouting from a green hill; the leaves are made up of eyes staring at the viewer against a black background. In Reaffirming the Greatness of Our Nati...
Gail Anderson (designer)
Terry Allen (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2009
Graphic of a geometric lion with a man made up of red white and blue pencils against a black background. Text appears in white and yellow. In Reaffirming the Greatness of Our Nati...
Gail Anderson (designer)
Terry Allen (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2009
Graphic of a small white geometric shape against a blue background. Text appears in white and yellow. In Reaffirming the Greatness of Our Nati...
Gail Anderson (designer)
Terry Allen (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2009
Graphic of someone in a red and white shirt, without a head, painting their own face against a blue background; the SVA logo makes up the eyes, and the text makes up the nose and mouth. In Reaffirming the Greatness of Our Nati...
Gail Anderson (designer)
Terry Allen (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2009
Collage and illustration of various objects including eyeballs, a blue-ink ladder, ants, and textures against a white background. Go On Working Freely and Furiously and Y...
Carin Goldberg (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2010
Colorful, surreal illustration of a man driving his car through the sky. Soul Searcher
David Sandlin (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2010
Colorful illustration of a male cartoonist surrounded by green ghosts against a red background. Ghost Writer
David Sandlin (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2010
Surreal, colorful comic involving a man and ghosts at a gas station. His car appears to be floating on a cloud in the sky. So... So... Close...
David Sandlin (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2010
Text against a red background with a green border, broken up by a yellow arrow; all is made up of mosaic tiles. It’s Never Too Late to Get Where You’re...
Louise Fili (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2011
Collection of colorful circles against a black background; text is in grey and white, oriented diagonally, and instances of the letters "art" appear in orange. Smart
Milton Glaser (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2011
Collection of colorful circles against a black background; text is in grey and white, instances of the letters "art" appear in orange. Start
Milton Glaser (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2011
Collection of red circles against a black background; text is in grey and white, oriented diagonally. Instances of the letters "art" appear in orange. Heart
Milton Glaser (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2011
A large red SVA logo appears vertically atop an equally large QR code against a white background. QR code
George Tscherny (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2011
Text against a white background; letters are collaged together from various objects including art supplies and mannequin parts. The ABCs of SVA: Art Business Culture
Viktor Koen (illustrator)
Viktor Koen (designer)
Steven Heller (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
The english alphabet arranged in a grid-like pattern; letters are collaged together from various objects including art supplies and mannequin parts. The ABCs of SVA: Art Business Culture (a...
Viktor Koen (illustrator)
Viktor Koen (designer)
Steven Heller (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a smiling face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Awaken Enliven Inform
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Zipeng Zhu (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a smiling face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Illuminate Cultivate Exhilarate
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a smiling face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Consider Develop Reveal
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Diana Egnatz (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Conceive Create Contribute
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Observe Inhale Express
Gail Anderson (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a smiling face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Perceive Prepare Produce
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Nir Arieli (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a smiling face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Envision Entice Engage
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Nir Arieli (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Horizontally segmented depiction of a smiling face, with each segment in a different medium. SVA: Visualize Synthesize Vocalize
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Nir Arieli (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2012
Black and red typewriter-text against a white background. I Love NY More Than Ever. Hurricane San...
Milton Glaser (designer)

2012
Colorful comic of a female cartoonist becoming a knight riding a monster. What's Your Story? (A)
Nathan Fox (illustrator)
The Collected Works (designer)
Nathan Fox (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2013 - 2014
Colorful comic of a female cartoonist building a machine. What's Your Story? (C)
Nathan Fox (illustrator)
The Collected Works (designer)
Nathan Fox (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2013 - 2014
Colorful comic of a female cartoonist piloting a robot. What's Your Story? (B)
Nathan Fox (illustrator)
The Collected Works (designer)
Nathan Fox (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2013 - 2014
Portrait of a Stefan Sagmeister with a pink octopus on his head. Text is spelled out on his face using tentacles. Take It On: SVA (A)
Sagmeister and Walsh (designer)
Henry Leutwyler (photographer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2013
Portrait of a man's head; he has curly black hair, medium skin and dark eyes. Text appears three-dimensional, under his skin and bursting from his face. Take It On: SVA (B)
Sagmeister and Walsh (designer)
Henry Leutwyler (photographer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2013
Portrait of a Jessica Walsh; she has dark skin, red lipstick and long black hair. Text is written on her face and appears to be fur. Take It On: SVA (C)
Sagmeister and Walsh (designer)
Henry Leutwyler (photographer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2013
Red and black graphic of a hand-painted heart with an arrow through it against a white background. The Image... Always Has the Last Word
George Tscherny (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2013
Color illustration of a vintage postcard of red and yellow flowers against a green background, against a yellow background. Watch Your Future Grow
Louise Fili (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2014
Text is contained inside a red rip, separating two images of angelic and demonic figures done in paint and collage. Art is the Space Between Angels and Demo...
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2014
Text is contained inside a red rip, separating two images of angelic and demonic figures done in paint and collage. Art is the Space Between Angels and Demo...
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2014
An arrangement of boxes containing dark images of rough, partially collaged drawings of angels, demonic creatures and animal silhouettes. Text is contained in a large horizontal rip. Art is the Space Between Angels and Demo...
Marshall Arisman (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2014
Black and white close-up photograph of a drawing being done on the subway. Text appears in white, cursive and hand-written. I Am a Work in Progress (A)
Clay Patrick McBride (photographer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2014
Blurred black and white photograph of a man in a suit taking a picture of the viewer surrounded by a fast-moving crowd in the subway. Text appears above the crowd in white. I Am a Work in Progress (B)
Clay Patrick McBride (photographer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2014
Black and white photograph of a man looking out of a raindrop covered subway window. Text appears in white brush hand-lettering. I Am a Work in Progress (C)
Clay Patrick McBride (photographer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2014
Make Art at SVA (A) Make Art at SVA (A)
Viktor Koen (illustrator)
Viktor Koen (designer)
Steven Heller (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2015
Make Art at SVA (B) Make Art at SVA (B)
Viktor Koen (illustrator)
Viktor Koen (designer)
Steven Heller (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2015
Make Art at SVA (C) Make Art at SVA (C)
Viktor Koen (illustrator)
Viktor Koen (designer)
Steven Heller (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2015
Green and white illusionary graphic that appears to be moving; SVA is spelled out vertically in light blue. SVA: Where Art Happens (A)
Mirko Ilic (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2015
Orange and white illusionary graphic that appears to be moving; SVA is spelled out vertically in light blue. SVA: Where Art Happens (B)
Mirko Ilic (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2015
Pink and white illusionary graphic that appears to be moving; SVA is spelled out vertically in light blue. SVA: Where Art Happens (C)
Mirko Ilic (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2015
Colorful graphic of a cityscape, including the Brooklyn bridge, against a blue background. Make It Here: SVA NYC (Stand Out) (A)
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Jon Parker (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (art director)

2015
Colorful graphic of a subway track passing a cityscape, including a ferris wheel and roller coaster, against a dark blue background. Make It Here: SVA NYC (Work Wonders) (C)
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Jon Parker (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (art director)

2015
Colorful, geometric graphic of a cityscape against a blue background. Supplementary text is contained in sign-like shapes. Make It Here: SVA NYC (Express Yourself)...
Gail Anderson (designer)
Joe Newton (designer)
Jon Parker (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2015
Graphic of a colorful paint roller revealing a woman's shocked face against a white background. SVA/NYC: Where Art is Made
Viktor Koen (designer)
Steven Heller (art director)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2016
A chocolate bar emblazoned with the SVA logo, in a partially open blue, red and white wrapper. Supplementary text is on the front of the wrapper. School of Visual Arts: Premium Quality
Louise Fili (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2016
A female swimmer, surrounded by pink and blue clouds, mid-jumping into water, against a yellow background. Dive Deeper
Yuko Shimizu (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2016
View from below of a female astronaut blasting into the sky, hoisted by clouds tied with rope against a blue and yellow background. Fly Higher
Yuko Shimizu (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2016
Aerial view of a punk woman holding many ideas (represented as black, blue and white amorphous clouds with fangs) on chains and leashes against a hot pink background. Unleash Ideas
Yuko Shimizu (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2016
Paper from a book is scattered on a black table; some are formed into an elaborate model ship. Background is a deep blue. Art Defies Expectation
Stephen Doyle (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
A swarm of butterflies, shaped from book pages, flutter towards the moon against a deep blue background. Art Defies Gravity
Stephen Doyle (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
Book pages are cut into an elaborate system of interconnecting pipes., some of which are painted green, against a red background. Art Defies Logic
Stephen Doyle (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
A stylized red hand reaches upward against a background of blue, red, yellow and green streaks. Text appears in yellow. Rise Up!
Edel Rodriguez (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
Red, stylized heads with open mouths radiate diagonally upward, against a background of yellow, blue and green streaks. Text appears in red. Speak Up!
Edel Rodriguez (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
A colorful menagerie of eyes looking at the viewer, against a yellow background. Text appears in blue. Wake Up!
Edel Rodriguez (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
Geometric patterns (primarily pink and grey) surround a long, blue, gemstone-like shape. To Dream Is Human
Milton Glaser (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
Boxes segmented inside each other form a black border and tight, overlapping dot patterns, centering around a yellow pyramid-like house. Give Help: The Smallest Act of Kindness...
Milton Glaser (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
Text is formed out of small, colorful, rectangular boxes, inside a white box and against a background of black with white splatter. It's Not About Me It's About We: Art Mak...
Milton Glaser (designer)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2017
Color illustration of a giant squirrel, holding a hollow acorn filled with forest growth and spewing tiny acorns, standing atop a tiny forest. A bridge with a small person & a boat are visible. Unearth
Chris Buzelli (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2018
Color illustration of a grey pigeon holding a melting, red, white and blue popsicle in its beak. Background is white with yellow three-dimensional stars. Imagine
Chris Buzelli (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2018
A giant orange tabby cat drinks water from a river/ocean, among a miniature colorful cityscape. Two small ships are visible. Observe
Chris Buzelli (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2018
Pencils on a blue background bent and twisted to spell "Art Is!" Art Is!
Pablo Delcan (designer)
Justin Metz (illustrator)
Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

2018