16 Dec

Have one

Tony Palladino Collection, Box 18 Folder 21, 1979.

A great one from Tony Palladino, a cleaned-up and stripped-down version of the tear-off fliers that used to proliferate to such an extent that they almost became invisible. This Christmas card both grabs your attention and evokes nostalgia.

11 Dec

Christmas mail bag

Steven Heller collected more than 250 Christmas cards from artists for a 1980s book project. Many of the cards are hand-drawn or painted, but even the reproductions are playful and highly personal.

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21 Oct

Chinese Grocery

Really a sister project of Milton Glaser and Jerome Snyder’s Underground Gourmet column for New York magazine, Glaser’s “Chinese Grocery” poster sought to guide the uninitiated through a Chinatown market, in this case the no longer extant United Supermarket at 84 Mulberry Street.

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08 Oct

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.

16 Sep

Deborah Hay

Deborah Hay and the graphics for her postmodern dance performances.

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10 Jul

Lost New York

New York City signage that never was.

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05 Jun

Chwast’s irrational fears

Seymour Chwast’s series of irrational fears for Strathmore Paper.

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16 May

Tony Palladino, 1930-2014

A tribute to the singular artist and designer.

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24 Apr

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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27 Mar

Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban’s portrait of Joan Baez on the cover of Time, 1962.

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