Uncle Milty’s Playhouse

No need to continue going through his trash to soak up his genius, you can visit the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, which will live at SVA–where he’s taught since 1961–and will be opened on October 16. Here’s the staggering lineup of its contents:

Glaser’s approximately 700 pieces of original art, 1,700 sketches, 380 posters, 150 prints, as well as newspapers and magazines, album covers, menus, letterhead, annual reports, brochures and books.

The Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar Collection, documenting the printed work of the celebrated design firm of Chermayeff & Geismar. The collection includes 325 posters, 340 letterhead samples and over 1,000 printed samples, including graphics manuals, annual reports, brochures and packaging.

The Henry Wolf Collection contains more than 900 photographs, slides of Wolf’s photography, posters, correspondence, tearsheets, covers and ads designed by Wolf and magazines containing his work. Henry Wolf (1925 – 2005) was art director at Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and Show Magazine.

It’s only open by appointment for researchers and students and the like, but stay tuned, we bet they’ll have a big old party.

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