22 Mar 2016

Milton Glaser for MGM, 1970

Some background (and forgotten drafts?) of Milton Glaser’s poster for Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point.

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27 Jan 2016

Cyrk ice cream by Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast Collection. Push Pin Slide Library, ca. 1988.

Seymour Chwast’s characteristic contour line and flat pastel coloration appears on the packaging of this short-lived late-80s Kosher ice cream, for which his Push Pin Studios also contributed the logo.

13 Nov 2015

Close-ups

Stark course announcements by Everett Aison and Ryszard Horowitz.

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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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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 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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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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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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05 Feb 2015

More packaging by Seymour Chwast

More packaging designs from the Pushpin Studios/Seymour Chwast slide collection.

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06 Jan 2015

Welcome back—and to 2015

Seymour Chwast Collection, Series 7: Slides. Illustration for Time, c. 1982.

Students will return to SVA next Monday but we’re back and the archives are reopened already. Here’s Seymour Chwast’s cover design for Time‘s promotional calendar for the academic year 1982–1983.