28 Aug 2015

Milton Glaser for Creative Newspaper, 1982

Milton Glaser did this psychedelic poster as a promotion for the Newspaper Advertising Bureau, an organization that briefly printed its own magazine, Creative Newspaper. A relative of Adage, perhaps, judging from its description in WorldCat:

Illustrates newspaper advertising, marketing principles and the winners of the Athena award—“the highest achievement in newspaper advertising creativity.” Includes interviews with advertising executives and their clients.

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04 Aug 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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21 Jul 2015

Milton Glaser’s cover for Aaron Lightman’s self-titled LP

Milton Glaser Collection, Box 108. 1969

Milton Glaser designed this LP sleeve for Poppy Records’ original issue of Aaron Lightman’s debut LP. Reissued in 2009 by Wah Wah Records, music mail order boutique Forced Exposure had this to say about this album:

This amazing LP from 1969 is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in the field of pop arranged singer-songwriters. Originally issued on Poppy Records, home of psych heads The Mandrake Memorial among others, Lightman’s LP deserves to be discovered by all the fans of the soft rock, orchestra arranged sounds. Think of an American reply to the early works of Duncan Browne, Bill Fay, Nick Garrie or even Donovan at his most popsike recordings. Fans of the early Bee Gees will also enjoy this LP! Credit for the arrangements and production goes to the great Ron Frangipane and David Christopher, who is also credited as a co-writer of the albums songs. The album came housed in a beautiful Milton Glaser sleeve (Glaser was the main designer at Poppy at that time) which the Wah Wah reissue respects, and featured an insert with the lyrics which is also reproduced on our reissue. Housed in quality sleeves and pressed in 180 gram thick black vinyl for the delight of the most discriminating audiophiles. Limited to 500 copies!

09 Jul 2015

George Tscherny for MoMA and the Family Service Association

MoMA’s 1956 exhibition of posters for the Family Service Association featured the work of George Tscherny, among other artists and designers.

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09 Jun 2015

Western Union’s ‘Computer Letter’

Ed McCabe’s characteristically direct copy for Western Union’s spammy-sounding “Computer Letter,” 1983. Click through for more and the full page.

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08 Jun 2015

Henry Wolf for Karastan carpets

An excellently memorable and surreal campaign photographed by Henry Wolf for Karastan carpets.

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21 May 2015

Milton Glaser’s Boris Vian

Milton Glaser’s watercolors for a French edition of Boris Vian’s I Spit On Your Graves.

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14 Apr 2015

Baader-Meinhof Library Escape

James McMullan’s process is detailed step-by-step, showing exactly how he composed and executed the complicated tableau of the Baader-Meinhof Group’s escape from a Berlin library.

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30 Mar 2015

Paula Scher’s identity for SVA

In 1988, the School of Visual Arts commissioned Paula Scher—a longtime faculty member but not yet a principal at Pentagram—to redesign its corporate identity.

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24 Feb 2015

I’ve seen you on the beach and I’ve seen you on TV

Malcolm Garrett was the subject of “Ulterior Motifs: An Exhibition of Graphic Devices 1977-1993,” an exhibition held at SVA in 1993 that featured Garrett’s logotypes for clients in the music, publishing, and retail industries.

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