07 Apr

Georgia’s always on my mind

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Graphic Trends portfolio, Herb Lubalin. (Larger version)

As a follow-up to our previous post on the artists who participated in the USIA’s 1962 graphic arts exhibition that toured the USSR, here’s some work featured in the portfolio produced for that show. Ivan Chermayeff designed the well-known cover symbol (below); inside, the portfolio contains the work of the best designers and illustrators of the time. Booklets are divided into categories: Illustration & Humor, Engraving, Editorial/Book Illustration, and plain old Artwork (or at least that’s what I got out of my Cyrillic translator). They offer a crash course in the disparate trends percolating in the graphic arts during the early 1960s: conceptualism, abstraction, modernism, and reinterpretations of historical styles.

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Graphic Trends portfolio cover by Ivan Chermayeff, 1962.

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Graphic Trends portfolio, Saul Steinberg.

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Graphic Trends portfolio, Bob Peak.

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Graphic Trends portfolio, Ray Komai.

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Graphic Trends portfolio, George Tscherny.

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Graphic Trends portfolio, Lionel Kalish.

See the Flickr set for more work.

This post also appears on our Picturebox blog.

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07 April 2011
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