Features  |  22 Nov 2013

Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive

A preeminent mid-century book designer whose legacy is a significant contribution to the field of graphic design.

Features  |  16 Sep 2013

Collecting History, Collecting Design

An Exhibition of Selections from Display

Sept 9–Nov 25, 2013
Pratt GradComD Gallery

Features  |  29 Aug 2013

A Personal Account of the World Design Conference in Tokyo, Japan 1960

In the amount of materials – printed information, guides, magazines, samples, folders – no one could beat the Japanese!

Browse the Collection

Display is a curated collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals and ephemera. The collection is a source of original items for educational, historical and scholarly analysis.

SWB Ausstellung

SWB Ausstellung

1950, Hans Neuburg

Biosulfa Antibiotic

Biosulfa Antibiotic

December 1950, Lester Beall

Knoll New Showroom Preview

Knoll New Showroom Preview

c.1945, Herbert Matter

View Collection Groups

Items in the Collection are grouped with specific attributes such as designer, time period, type and country. Viewing the Collection in groups brings similarities and differences into focus and provides a more in-depth look. Full page of keywords coming soon.

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Writings on influential designers, graphic design history, noteworthy current events and expanded information on items from the Collection.

Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive

22 November 2013

Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive

A preeminent mid-century book designer whose legacy is a significant contribution to the field of graphic design.

Collecting History, Collecting Design

16 September 2013

Collecting History, Collecting Design

An Exhibition of Selections from Display

Sept 9–Nov 25, 2013
Pratt GradComD Gallery

A Personal Account of the World Design Conference in Tokyo, Japan 1960

29 August 2013

A Personal Account of the World Design Conference in Tokyo, Japan 1960

In the amount of materials – printed information, guides, magazines, samples, folders – no one could beat the Japanese!

Purchase from the Bookstore

Important, carefully selected and rare graphic design books, periodicals and ephemera for sale.

Exhibitions

A current selection of historical graphic design, art and photography exhibitions from around the world.

January 24 – May 11, 2014

The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport

The Olympic Museum, Lausanne

May 1 – June 18, 2014

Century: 100 Years of Type in Design

AIGA National Design Center, New York City

May 16 – July 20, 2014

Heinz Waibl (1931) Graphic Designer The Creative Journey

Max Museo, Chiasso