At the start of every semester, archives staff curates and displays items from the Milton Glaser Design Study Center & Archives and the SVA Archives in the vitrine located across from the circulation desk at the library entrance. Items in the vitrine highlight thematic topics or patterns within particular collections that might not be apparent from their provenance-based organization.
The current installation showcases an overview of the items held in the archives at SVA. It includes works by David Mazzucchelli, Pablo Ferro, George Tscherny, Louise Fili, Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar, Tony Palladino, Seymour Chwast, Eileen Boxer, James McMullan, and Mel Bochner, as well as the student publications Passion and FreeMan. For a complete description of the items on display, see Vitrine 05 Various Media.
For more on this installation, read the Q&A with Archivist Beth Kleber on the SVA Insider (requires login with MySVA credentials).
Take a look the next time you’re in the library, and for more collection highlights, visit Container List, the archives blog.
- SVA Identity Materials: logo evolution and associated materials from the school since its founding as the Cartoonists & Illustrators School in 1947. (Spring 2013)
- Chermayeff & Geismar corporate symbols (Fall 2013)
- Tony Palladino’s book jackets (Spring 2014)
- Product photography by Henry Wolf (Fall 2014)