Welcome to Display
Display is a curated collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Documenting, preserving and providing public access to these original materials will raise the profile of Graphic Design as a source of educational, historical and scholarly analysis for teachers, students, designers and independent researchers. From the rational to the experimental to the playful – our collection is varied and represents a distinct point of view about mid-century graphic design, typography and beyond.
Display is organized and designed by Kind Company, an independent web and print design office in Brooklyn, New York. Alongside client work, KindCo engages in self-initiated graphic design history projects. Their websites for the Alvin Lustig Archive and Helvetica and the New York City Subway System help generate inspiration and awareness about graphic design history, pioneers and artifacts. Partners – Greg D’Onofrio and Patricia Belen – are practicing designers, graphic design history enthusiasts, collectors and aspiring writers.
Original Images and Text
All images included in the Display collection are photographed or scanned from original items within the collection. The text is also original (unless indicated) and is a result of our own research. This content is intended for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes such as teaching, research, evaluation and commentary. If you'd like to use one of our images on your website, please credit and link back to http://www.thisisdisplay.org.
Purchase and Consignment
Periodically, we purchase and consign selected hard-to-find graphic design items. If you have books, periodicals, ephemera or posters that you'd like to sell directly or consign in our bookstore, please feel free to email us with an accurate description of your item. If you're searching for an uncommon graphic design book - with your requests, we may be able to help.
Get in Touch
If you would like to send comments or questions, interested in becoming a sponsor or want to design/develop a website displaying your own collection, please . The handling of personal information at Display is responsible, safe and secure and is always kept strictly confidential.
All international and domestic transactions on this site are safe and secure through PayPal . Shipping is handled with care and includes insurance via UPS or USPS. If you're not satisfied with a purchase, email us directly to sort it out. Returns are accepted within 7 days of receipt and must be shipped back to us in the original packaging with online tracking and insurance covering the full value of the item(s). If you're in the neighborhood, you may schedule an appointment to pick-up your items in our Brooklyn office.
Terms and Conditions
Any person accessing Display agrees to and is bound by the following terms and conditions. All content included on this site, but not limited to, designs, descriptions, text, graphics and logos are protected under United States and International copyright laws and are the sole property of their original copyright holders. The original images in our database are reproduced to illustrate our collection inventory.
Unauthorized commercial publication, reproduction, modification, and/or republication of the designs and/or content on this site is prohibited. No part of this website may be republished, stored, or transmitted in any form without the permission of the original authors and/or Kind Company.
Display is published under a Creative Commons License and is intended for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes such as teaching, research, evaluation and commentary. The use of this website is conditional upon your acceptance, without modification, of all the terms and conditions provided.