graphic design

Playing Cards


This exhibition features selections from more than 100 different playing card decks. The earliest cards are from a 15th-century Visconti-Sforza tarot deck painted by Bonifacio Bembo, while the most contemporary are represented by an uncut printer's sheet of a deck produced with offset lithography. Although most cards are made of paper, examples made from leather, ivory, aluminum, and steel are also on display.
playing cards, games, graphic design, printing, illustration, exhibitions

Surprise! Surprise! Pop-up and Moveable Books


This exhibition of pop-ups and other feats of paper engineering features books from the 15th century through the present day. Among the 75 books on display are examples of 16th-century scientific instruction, such as Johannis Schoneri's Opera Mathematica, printed in Germany in 1551. The exhibition is organized chronologically, leading up to the 1980s, an era in which the resurgence of interest in these moveable publications has been matched by sophisticated technological advances in production.
books, pop-up books, graphic design, Paper Engineering, printing, exhibitions

Underground Images: Subway Posters from the School of Visual Arts


Forty posters are on view from the School of Visual Arts, all of which have been displayed in the New York City subway system during the four decades of the school’s existence. The exhibition features works by illustrators Milton Glaser, Marshall Arisman, Robert Weaver, Art Spiegelman, and Jerry Moriarty.
posters, illustration, graphic design, School of Visual Arts, New York City, subway, exhibitions

The Modern Dutch Poster: The First Fifty Years, 1890 - 1940


Seventy-five posters by 50 artists survey Dutch poster design from 1890 through 1940. Dutch posters were generally smaller than their French counterparts, designed to be hung inside a shop rather than displayed outdoors and read from a distance. Featured artists include Th. H.A.A. Molkenboer, Theodorus Nieuwenhuis, Willy Sluiter, and Piet van der Hem.
Dutch, Holland, Netherlands, posters, graphic design, exhibitions

Annual Reports


An exhibition of the history of annual reports, with an eye to graphic design and printing technology. More than 250 examples are on display, and range from the minutes of a mid 17th century British textile trading firm to contemporary annual reports replete with photography. Benjamin Franklin, Milton Glaser, and Robert Miles Runyan are among the featured printers, designers, and illustrators. 
annual reports, graphic design, corporate design, ephemera, printing, exhibitions

Choices: Recent Acquisitions


These recent acquisitions demonstrate the importance of design in everyday life. Teapots and chairs are on display, along with a group of drawings for the Central Park Zoo, an early-19th-century French textile depicting the “Monuments of Paris,” and late-20th century posters by Japanese graphic designer Ikko Tanaka.
stoneware, housewares, furniture, textiles, graphic design, recent acquisitions, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349869

Elaine Lustig Cohen, Modern Graphic Designer


Elaine Lustig Cohen was one of the few high-profile female graphic designers of the 1950s and 1960s. She successfully integrated European modernism into American printed media, using geometric symbols and abstract structural elements from modern painting, architecture, and typography. Cohen did work for Meridian Books General Motors, the Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, and Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art. She also worked with architects, including Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, and Eero Saarinen, to design interiors, signage, and printed materials.
Elaine Lustig Cohen, graphic design, modernism, 20th century, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350061

Design on the Street: Mixing Messages in Public Space


A large collage of posters on the theme of "the street" complements the current exhibition, Mixing Messages:  Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture, now showing at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
graphic design, collage

Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture


This exhibition presents recent trends in graphic design. Posters, signs, advertisements, zines, logos, typefaces, shopping bags, and corporate publications are among the works on display. Featured designers include Charles S. Anderson, Art Chantry, Stephen Doyle, Edward Fella, Tobias Frere-Jones, Dan Friedman, April Greiman, Jonathan Hoefler, Tibor Kalman, Katherine McCoy, and Paula Scher.
graphic design, 20th century, exhibitions

The Avant-Garde Letterhead


An exhibition of modernist letterhead and ephemera from the collection of Elaine Lustig Cohen. The 170 examples on display represent art movements such as Italian Futurism, De Stijl, Dada, and the Bauhaus, and include works by Kurt Schwitters, Herbert Bayer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitsky, Theo van Doesburg, F. T. Marinetti, and Le Corbusier.
graphic design, letterhead, modernism, Bauhaus, futurism, Dada, De Stijl, Ellen Lupton, Elaine Lustig Cohen, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349911

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