Graphic Modern

graphic modern

Greg and Patricia of Display have curated an amazing collection of design work that embodies the spirit and ideology of Modernism. The exhibition which features pieces from the U.S., Italy and Switzerland is on view from now through July 26, 2012 at Fordham University. If you’re in the NY area, I highly recommend checking this out.

More details after the jump.

graphic modern

Bringing together over 75 works from Display, Graphic Design Collection, graphic Modernserves as an overview of this important period of design and features advertisements, periodical covers, posters and ephemera examples from design pioneers including: Herbert Bayer, Lester Beall, Robert Büchler, Confalonieri e Negri, Alan Fletcher, Karl Gerstner (Gerstner + Kutter), William Golden, Carl Graf, Franco Grignani, Max Huber, Lora Lamm, Matthew Leibowitz, Alvin Lustig, Herbert Matter, Fridolin Müller, Remo Muratore, Hans Neuburg, Erik Nitsche, Bob Noorda, Sigfried Odermatt, Giovanni Pintori, Paul Rand, Emil Ruder, Studio Boggeri, Albe Steiner, Ladislav Sutnar, Fred Troller, Massimo Vignelli, Carlo Vivarelli and Yves Zimmermann among others. The varied and unique styles and sensibilities of these designers are the foundation for the visual language of today and presumably, tomorrow. From the experimental to the playful to the rational, Modernism’s strong idealism is a testament to its vitality and long standing. graphic Modern is a unique opportunity to view such a varied collection of items, many rarely exhibited in the United States.

An informal talk and walk-through of the exhibition will take place on Friday, June 15th at 5pm.

Graphic Modern
USA, Italy and Switzerland 1934–66
June 4–July 26, 2012

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Center Gallery 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 map
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am to 6pm

Also worth viewing:
Italian Modern book
Pino Tovaglia
Japanese Graphic design of the 1950s

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