All entries tagged ‘tony palladino’
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.

16 May

Tony Palladino, 1930-2014

A tribute to the singular artist and designer.

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20 Feb 2013

Cameo gallery

Seymour Chwast Collection: Series 5, Item E33. Photograph by Carl Fischer.

In 1995, the Cooper Union celebrated the 40th anniversary of Pushpin Studios with an exhibition and special sale of drawings and paintings by the three founders, pictured above: Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, and Milton Glaser; along with works by John Alcorn, Sam Antupit, Michael Aron, Vincent Ceci, Paul Davis, George Leavitt, Tim Lewis, Jim McMullan, Reynold Ruffins, Jerold Smokler, Richard Mantel, “and others.” This reminded me of another similar device that captured a group that is also heavily represented by the Archive.

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05 Dec 2012

Once over lightly

Some thoughts on designers and children’s books on the occasion of a scan of original art from Tony Palladino’s unpublished The Crocodile With A Glass Stomach.

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18 Jul 2012

Here comes the bride

In honor of summer wedding season we bring you Tony Palladino’s poster for “The Wedding Party.”

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03 Jul 2012

Happy 4th from Tony Palladino

This hinged flag sculpture was originally designed for a cover of Second Coming magazine, but Palladino revisited the idea at intervals. One main conceit is that, on the reverse side, the Italian flag is painted, emphasizing his Italian-American roots. Click through for full magazine cover.

26 Jun 2012

Sunday hats

Tony Palladino created this indelible image for an SVA poster in 1989.

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06 Jun 2012

Crowd control

Tony Palladino, along with Chermayeff & Geismar, was enlisted by Mobil to design the poster for Cotton Bowl advertisements in the late-80s and 90s. We don’t actually have this poster in our collection, though we have two others (which will follow shortly); only this slide of it. The others also make use of the visual appearance of a crowd as a way to play with perception of figure and ground. This slide didn’t go through properly the first time so I don’t have a good image of it, but if you click through I’ve included a smaller picture for reference.

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25 Apr 2012

Palladino Perfectos

These Perfectos cigarette ads, designed by Tony Palladino in 1965, caught my attention because they’re so markedly different in style from the typical tobacco ads of the 1960s.

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03 Feb 2011

Text clean and tight, some tearing

Early in his career, Tony Palladino specialized in book jackets—his style was always restrained, and oscillated between primitive torn-paper graphics and highly simplified visual ideas.

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27 Aug 2010

Brown bag

More Tony Palladino: a clever concept hiding in plain sight.

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25 Aug 2010

Color is for anything you want

Tony Palladino Collection, Box 19: Color poem book for Collier Engraving, 1967.

This deceptively casual promotional piece typifies the whimsy and poignancy found in much of Tony Palladino’s work.

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08 Apr 2010

Blechman Palladino for Architectural & Engineering News

Tony Palladino collaborated with R.O. Blechman in the 1960s. One of the best examples of their combined sensibilities appeared on their covers for Architectural & Engineering News.

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10 Nov 2009

The Mead Library of Ideas

In the 1970s, the Mead Library of Ideas held exhibitions showcasing the best contemporary graphic design; they commissioned announcement posters from designers including Tony Palladino, Chermayeff & Geismar, and Seymour Chwast.

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18 Sep 2009

Another pitch from Palladino

Tony Palladino Collection: Box 10, Folder 20

About a decade before Tony devised his ‘guerilla marketing’ self-promotion campaign, the designer took a similarly witty but somewhat more traditional approach. Four versions of this card were printed, each in three colors on heavy stock, and sent to publishers without any additional pitch. Set simply with his address and isolating a single area of specialization, they relied on a single strong image to convey their point.

15 Jul 2009

SVA Continuing Education courses in the ’60s

SVA Collection: RG 5.2 Continuing Education, course announcements

During the 1960s, SVA published a series of course announcements advertising the practical aspects of its evening classes. The text was often dry but the graphics were playful and eye-catching. Here, having some fun with type, are Ivan Chermayeff and Tony Palladino. Chermayeff and Bob Gill are after the jump.

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26 May 2009

Guerrilla marketing

Tony Palladino Collection, Box 10, Folder 21.

In 1971, Tony Palladino sent out this note to a selected but wide group of media contacts to solicit work. He printed the note in color and ripped each one by hand. The tactic worked! He successfully got work as a result of the mailing, and doesn’t recall a negative backlash.

Palladino made a point of choosing business associates who would get the joke, and would recognize his initials, T.P. He also says he wouldn’t dare pull a stunt like this today.

11 May 2009

What good design was

Tube Floor Lamp, 1968. Tony Palladino (American, born 1930) and John Mascheroni (American, born 1932). Polished aluminum, h. 50” (127 cm). Manufactured by John Mascheroni Furniture Co., New York, NY. Gift of the designers.

More Tony Palladino at the Museum of Modern Art: “Tube Floor Lamp,” part of the museum’s permanent collection since 1968, is currently on view in the exhibition What Was Good Design? alongside objects by Charles and Ray Eames, Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Bruno Munari.

07 May 2009

The object transformed

Tony Palladino Collection, Series 3: Slides

Tony Palladino contributed this sign — a found object — to the 1966 Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Object Transformed. Curated by Mildred Constantine and Arthur Drexler for the museum’s Architecture and Design Department, it featured works by Jasper Johns, Man Ray, Bruno Minari, Meret Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. In the New York Times, John Canaday wrote,

“The Object Transformed” is a collection of utilitarian objects—chairs, books, mattresses, radio sets, cutlery, articles of clothing and the like—that artists or designers have transformed in a variety of ways, sometimes humourously, often monstrously, but always expressively in one direction or another.

In the introduction to the exhibition’s catalogue (designed by Massimo Vignelli), Constantine describes the objects as “apparitions of everyday reality, complete with overtones of grim absurdity,” and suggests “for the 20th century they may be the most appropriate kind of still life.” Admission was $1.25.

07 Apr 2009

Tony Palladino’s Guide to Life

Tony Palladino Collection: Box 9, Folder 21.

Here’s a 1957 poster by Tony Palladino. Substitute ’09 for ’57 and it still works. Click here for the full image.

03 Oct 2008

Tony Palladino lecture

Students, alumni and faculty of SVA attended Tony Palladino’s lecture on his work, art and design. (You can see some of his work in the Archives’ Palladino gallery.)

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