Lubalin Now

Lubalin Now will be a new exhibit in the re-located Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. I’m looking forward to this!

Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) is best known for his wildly illustrative typography and his groundbreaking work for the magazines Avant Garde, Eros, and Fact. On view will be recent posters, publications and motion graphics by internationally recognized graphic designers that spotlight an emerging trend toward expressive lettering and typography. Original sketches, magazines, logotypes, and posters selected from the Lubalin Center Archive will illuminate Herb Lubalin’s influence on contemporary graphic design. Featured artists include Herb Lubalin, Justin Thomas Kay, Non-Format, Matt Owens, Alex Trochut, Post Typography and many more.

Mike Essl
Alexander Tochilovsky

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6 – 8pm
41 Cooper Square Gallery

November 5, 2009 – December 8, 2009        

Swiss Graphic Design: Precision and Presence

Swiss Graphic Design ExhibitImage above by Ryan Nelson.

Man, I wish I lived in Minneapolis right now. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has an exhibit titled Swiss Graphic Design: Precision and Presence that features a series of 20 Swiss posters dating from 1950 to 1985. It has been on display since January and I’m bummed that I’m just hearing about it now because it ends this Sunday! It’s good to see that such a great era in design is still being respected and passed along. We need more exhibits like this. I really have to try to curate one here in NYC.

I apologize for the bad photo, it’s the best I could find, but I did manage to find two Flickr sets of the exhibit. One by Joe Kral and the other by Ryan Nelson. Enjoy.


Helvetica Forever Exhibit


Helvetica Forever Exhibit is a project by the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and curated by Lars Müller, Victor Malsy and Philipp Teufel.

The exhibition contains items like advertisements, posters, promotional leaflets as well as documents highlightening Helvetica’s history of origin. The exhibit has already passed through Osaka and Tokyo Japan and will also makes stops in Sofia, Bulgaria and Düsseldorf, Germany.

This is definitely a can’t miss. I’m so bummed that this isn’t at all coming to the US. I’d kill to see this! If anyone has visited the show and has photos, please send them over! Thanks.

Via Swiss Legacy        

Design by Silnt


I’ve been meaning to write about these guys for sometime now and this new project was a nice kick–in–the–butt to finally do it. Silnt is a studio based in Singapore and led by Felix Ng.

Pictured above is a lovely special edition box set containing the artwork and sounds created by the participating artists for the Dual City Sessions / Art with Sound exhibition. 1290gsm cardboard is used for the packaging and the artwork is printed on 300gsm Recycled FSC Certified Wove Fresh White. Best of all, it’s all set in the gorgeous Alte Haas Grotesk typeface.

You can purchase the set at The Asylum.        

A Celebration Of June Poster Collective


Daniel Camacho has written in about a poster exhibition held by the London
College of Communication
. The exhibition displays 30 A1 posters produced by 30 creative individuals throughout Europe, each offering their own interpretation of a day in June. If you’re in the area definitely stop by because this sounds like it’s going to be good. I wish exhibits like this were held in NYC.


8th – 12th July / 10am – 8pm

London College of Communication
Typography Studio
Elephant & Castle
London SE1 6SB

Free Admission