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March 22, 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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August 28, 2015

Milton Glaser for Creative Newspaper, 1982

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July 21, 2015

Milton Glaser’s cover for Aaron Lightman’s self-titled LP

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!

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May 21, 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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January 06, 2015

Welcome back—and to 2015

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.

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December 16, 2013

The many faces of Elliott Gould

For Time magazine, 1970: several versions of Elliott Gould, by Milton Glaser

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December 06, 2013

Illustrating ‘Seventeen’

Mid-century editorial illustration from the pages of Seventeen magazine.

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November 30, 2013

Smiling faces

An assortment of Seventeen magazine advertisements from the ’50s and ’60s.

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November 05, 2013

Sample clearance

Another chapter in our series of posts on George Tscherny’s work for Pan Am.

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November 03, 2013

Illustrator Jerome Martin

While going through the books myself, I was particularly taken with the three covers done by an illustrator I’d never heard of, Jerome Martin.

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September 29, 2013

First Look: James McMullan

This summer we received a great donation from illustrator, poster designer and long-time SVA faculty member James McMullan.

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July 28, 2013

Presenting… The James McMullan Collection

We recently finished organizing and describing the James McMullan Collection, which was donated by the acclaimed illustrator and designer last year.

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June 28, 2013

Robert Weaver at SVA

Pioneering illustrator Robert Weaver was a major figure at SVA beginning in 1950s.

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June 15, 2013

Go West

James McMullan did stunning work for the short-lived West magazine.

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May 17, 2013

Dusty and the Duke

Milton Glaser illustrates the stark contrast between two film stars of 1969 — Dustin Hoffman and John Wayne.

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March 31, 2013

Group W

From the James McMullan Collection, a look at some of the best illustrators who got their start the 1950s and 60s.

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March 23, 2013

Jack Roberts birth announcement, 1950

A birth announcement illustrated by Jack Roberts (for his daughter), archived in Henry Wolf’s correspondence.

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March 02, 2013

Spot on

James McMullan is best known for his gorgeous posters for Lincoln Center theatrical productions, but he applies the same care to his spot illustrations for The New Yorker theater reviews.

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February 25, 2013

The surrealistic book covers of Heinz Edelmann

Heinz Edelmann’s book covers for Klett-Cotta.

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February 09, 2013

Dim sum

The Nom Wah Tea Parlor, the venerable Chinatown dim sum purveyor that uses Milton Glaser’s illustrations on its menu, reopened in time for the Chinese New Year.

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