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October 06, 2016

Herb Lubalin at the Composing Room

Images from the Herb Lubalin exhibition at The Composing Room in 1968.

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April 04, 2016

First Look, part 2: James McMullan

An incredible array of new material from James McMullan.

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February 16, 2016

Delpire

Robert Delpire and Push Pin Studio’s mutual admiration resulted in exhibitions in both New York and Paris.

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November 23, 2015

Bettmann Panopticon

In 1964, SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery hosted the Bettman Panopticon, an exhibition of works by the leading art directors and designers of the day created from materials in the Bettmann Archive, the trove of vintage clip art and photos.

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November 13, 2015

Close-ups

Stark course announcements by Everett Aison and Ryszard Horowitz.

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August 04, 2015

65 Self-Portraits

65 Self-Portraits is one of the best documented of the remarkable series of exhibitions organized by Shirley Glaser while she was director of SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery, 1964-1969.

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November 13, 2014

Skeleton key

Forever potent and still open to interpretation despite its ubiquity, the skeleton has surfaced many times in the early work of Milton Glaser.

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October 12, 2014

Politics in print, by Henry Wolf

Henry Wolf took a variety of approaches to dramatizing the American political process in his magazine design.

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October 09, 2014

Accidents will happen

The tension between the accidental and the controlled is almost always present in the work of George Tscherny.

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October 08, 2014

Brilliant mistake

The 1964 course announcement for Henry Wolf’s and Melvin Sokolsky’s photography course at SVA manages to be both instructive and artful, assembling outtakes of the instructors’ portraits in a way that elevates them.

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September 16, 2014

Deborah Hay

Deborah Hay and the graphics for her postmodern dance performances.

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August 29, 2014

Story arc

Milton Glaser got minimal for SVA’s 40th Anniversary logo.

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August 17, 2014

Type cast

Some type-based design from Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast.

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August 01, 2014

All together now

Shades of Yellow Submarine in Gian Carlo Menotti’s sci-fi opera for children Help, Help, The Globolinks!

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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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May 06, 2014

Richard Serra in Rome, 1966

A brochure for Richard Serra’s first solo show, from 1966, surfaced recently in the archives. Though often excised from his oeuvre, Serra, then on a Fullbright in affiliation with Academie Belles Artes in Florence, showed live and stuffed animals along with sculptural collages or Rauschenbergian “combines” at Gallery La Salita in Rome.

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April 24, 2014

Won’t you be my neighbor

James McMullan is paired with Jane Jacobs for a 1966 issue of the Push Pin Graphic.

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March 03, 2014

That New York

Brownjohn, Chermayeff and Geismar’s expressive typography for The Composing Room.

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February 12, 2014

Significant figures

Milton Glaser’s menagerie of figures for the School of Visual Arts, 1971.

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January 28, 2014

Barbizon

George Tscherny’s 1967 company profile for lingerie-maker Barbizon.

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