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Gail Anderson Collection

Abstract

Designer Gail Anderson spent fifteen years at Rolling Stone, where she ultimately became Senior Art Director. She defined the magazine’s visual style through conceptual typography, employing traditional and non-traditional materials to form letters and symbols. In 2002, Anderson moved to SpotCo, an agency specializing in arts and entertainment advertising, where she was Creative Director of Design; she was also a partner in Anderson Newton Design. Anderson is both an SVA alumnus and longtime faculty member of the College’s BFA Design Department and Pre-College Program; she has co-authored numerous books on design. She is currently the Director of Design and Digital Media at the Visual Arts Press, SVA’s in-house design studio. Anderson was the 2018 recipient of the National Design Awards Lifetime Achievment Award, presented by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.






General Physical Description


Two boxes and one flat file drawer.



Scope and Contents


The Anderson Collection consists of 26 theater posters, 9 books, and 15 issues of Rolling Stone art directed by Anderson.



Restrictions


This collection is open for research.



Citation


Gail Anderson Collection, [series. item]. Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, Visual Arts Foundation, New York.



Acquisition Information


The Gail Anderson Collection was acquired as a gift from Gail Anderson.



Container List

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 1. Posters (MG.17.S01)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Golden Theatre. A Beheading in Spokane by Martin McDonagh, 14 in W x 22 in H
2010
Palace Theatre. All Shook Up, 14 in W x 22 in H
2005
Royale Theatre. Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz, 14 in W x 22 in H
2003
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("I am not a closeted homowhatever!"), 14 in W x 22 in H
2003
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("Slightly overweight puppet seeking soulmate"), 14 in W x 22 in H
2003
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("Warning: Full Puppet Nudity"), 14 in W x 22 in H
2003
Golden Theatre. Avenue Q (What the fuzz are you looking at?"), 14 in W x 22 in H
2003
Cort Theatre. Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon, 14 in W x 22 in H
2006
Roundabout Theatre. Brief Encounter by Noel Coward, 14 in W x 22 in H
2010
St. James Theatre. Finian's Rainbow, 14 in W x 22 in H
2009
Belasco Theatre. Julius Caesar (starring Denzel Washington), 14 in W x 22 in H
2005
Marquis Theatre. La Cage Aux Folles ("La romance… La spectacle..."), 14 in W x 22 in H
2004
Longacre Theatre. La Cage Aux Folles ("The musical with something extra")
2010
Colonial Theatre (Boston). Lennon, 14 in W x 22 in H
2005
Plymouth Theatre. Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill, 14 in W x 22 in H
2003
Martin Beck Theatre. Man of La Mancha, 14 in W x 22 in H
2002
Roundabout Theatre. Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw, 14 in W x 22 in H
2010
Golden Theatre. Oleanna by David Mamet, 14 in W x 22 in H
2009
Neil Simon Theatre. Ragtime: The Musical, 14 in W x 22 in H
2009
Roundabout Theatre. Sondheim on Sondheim, 14 in W x 22 in H
2010
Music Box Theatre. Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, 14 in W x 22 in H
2009
Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Sweet Charity (starring Christina Applegate), 14 in W x 22 in H
2005
Booth Theatre. The Good Body by Eve Ensler, 14 in W x 22 in H
2004
Roundabout Theatre. The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang , 14 in W x 22 in H
2008
Circle in the Square Theatre. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, 14 in W x 22 in H
2010
Roundabout Theatre. Tin Pan Alley Rag by Mark Saltzman, 14 in W x 22 in H
2009
Hilton Theatre. Young Frankenstein: The New Mel Brooks Musical, 14 in W x 22 in H
2007
Academy of American Poets. National Poetry Month. April 2008, 18 in W x 24 in H
2008

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 2. Books (MG.17.S02)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
AIGA Design Legends Gala
2008
American Typeplay by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: PBC Library of Applied Design)
1994
Graphic Wit: The Art of Humor in Design by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)
1991
New Ornamental Type: Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Thames & Hudson)
2010
New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)
2007
The Designer's Guide to Astounding Photoshop Effects by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (Cincinnati, Ohio: How Design Book)
2004
The Savage Mirror: The Art of Contemporary Caricature by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)
1992
Typography 22: The Annual of the Type Directors Club (New York: HBI/Harper Collins)
2001

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Gail Anderson Collection  >  Series 3. Magazines (MG.17.S03)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Graphic Design USA (Gail Anderson - 2010 Person to Watch), January-February 2010
January - February 2010
Step Inside Design ("Gail Anderson: Versatile Typophile"), May-June 2008
May - June 2008
Rolling Stone, issue 561, September 21, 1989
September 21 1989
Rolling Stone, issue 559, August 24, 1989
August 24 1989
Rolling Stone, issue 565, November 16, 1989
November 16 1989
Rolling Stone, issue 575, April 5, 1990
April 5 1990
Rolling Stone, issue 577, May 3, 1990
May 3 1990
Rolling Stone, issue 608/609, July 11-25, 1991
July 11 - 25 1991
Rolling Stone, issue 612, September 5, 1991
September 5 1991
Rolling Stone, issue 614, October 3, 1991
October 3 1991
Rolling Stone, issue 621, January 9, 1992
January 9 1992
Rolling Stone, issue 624, February 20, 1992
February 20 1992
Rolling Stone, issue 625, March 5, 1992
March 5 1992
Rolling Stone, issue 626, March 19, 1992
March 19 1992
Rolling Stone, issue 627, April 2, 1992
April 2 1992
Rolling Stone, issue 631, May 28, 1992
May 28 1992
Rolling Stone, issue 639, September 17, 1992
September 17 1992