03 Mar

That New York

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

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28 Jan

Barbizon

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

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08 Jan

Justine & Balthazar

Milton Glaser Collection Box 111 Folder 4. Pocket Books, 1969.

I’m always interested to see how different artists interpret of the same source material. Zach featured James McMullan’s boxed Alexandria Quartet some months ago, but I’d forgotten that Milton Glaser also created book jackets for at least two volumes (Justine and Balthazar) of Lawrence Durrell’s tetrology for Pocket Books in 1969; I can’t determine whether he also designed jackets for Clea and Mountolive.

While McMullan’s work from the early 1960s is close in spirit to the evocative illustration of his colleagues Robert Weaver and Jerome Martin, Glaser’s late 1960s take shows a pop/psych style then at its height. The art is very much in keeping with other work that Glaser was doing at the time, with its flowing curvilinear lines and high contrast colors, which also, intentional or not, indicate some churning emotional content.

16 Dec 2013

Lost and found

Newly unearthed SVA exhibition posters (1969-1970) from Cris Gianakos.

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20 Nov 2013

Working drawings

Milton Glaser’s sketch for the Working drawings and other visible things on paper not necessarily meant to be viewed as art poster became a part of the artwork.

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11 Oct 2013

Collage

The publication featured the work of SVA’s incredible illustration faculty in the early 1960s.

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20 Sep 2013

Future games

“Man in Control?” at Expo 67.

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28 Aug 2013

You can do magic

Posters from the American Museum of Magic.

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29 Jul 2013

Tea for two

Milton Glaser for the Russian Tea Room.

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25 Jun 2013

Candy men

Fanciful candy packaging for Audience magazine.

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