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.


05 Feb 2015

More packaging by Seymour Chwast

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


20 Jan 2015

Prints from Galleria del Deposito

Italian screenprints from the collective gallery in Genoa, Italy.


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.

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.


04 Dec

Milton Glaser for 7 Up

Milton Glaser’s finely detailed sketches for a 7 Up advertising campaign.


24 Nov

Pop pourri, part 2

Reader Don O’Hara sent us a few additional iterations of the Jem “Classic Series” we featured last week.


19 Nov

Pop pourri

Milton Glaser was hired by Deluxe Communications Corporation/Jem to design a set of LP sleeves for oldies releases they called The Classic Series.


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.