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Education

New York University, School of Visual Arts

Professional experience includes

Senior art director, The New York Times Book Review

Books authored, co-authored or edited

More than 140 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, including Iron Fists: Branding the 20th-Century Totalitarian State; Paul Rand; Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Progressive Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century; Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design; Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age; The Education of a Typographer; Graphic Design History; Graphic Style: From Victorian to Post-Modern; Typology: Type Design from Victorian Era to the Digital Age; The Education of A Graphic Designer; Italian Art Deco: Graphic Design Between the Wars; Faces on the Edge: Type in the Digital Age; The Swastika: Symbol Beyond Redemption?; French Modern: Art Deco Graphic Design; Euro Deco; Cuba Style; Times Square Style; The Savage Mirror: The Art of Contemporary Caricature; Texts on Type; Design Humor: The Art of Graphic Wit; Citizen Designer; Seymour Chwast: The Left-Handed Designer; Innovators of American Illustration; Art Against War; The Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration; Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits; The Education of a Photographer; Anatomy of Design: Uncovering the Influences and Inspiration in Modern Graphic Design; The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell; Design School Confidential; Typography Sketchbooks; I Heart Design; Art Direction Explained, At Last!; Scripts: Elegant Lettering From Design’s Golden Age; 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design; Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography & Graphic Design Influence Behavior

 

Blogs:

The Daily Heller, The Atlantic

 

Curatorial works include:

“Simplicissimus, Germany’s Most Influential Satire Magazine,” Goethe House; “Political Art, Ten Years of Graphic Commentary,” AIGA; “L’Assiette au Beurre,” French Institute; “Typographic Treasures, The Work of W.A. Dwiggins,” International Typeface Corporation; “Where is My Vote? Posters For the Green Movement in Iran,” Visual Arts Gallery. Co-curator: “SVA/BBC Design Documentary Film Festival,” SVA Theatre, School of Visual Arts

 

Symposia (director):

Modernism & Eclecticism: A History of American Graphic Design,” “How We Learn, What We Learn,” School of Visual Arts; “Where the Truth Lies: A Symposium on Propaganda Today,” CUNY Graduate Center

 

Awards and honors include:

National Design Mind Award, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; National Endowment for the Arts; Special Educators Award, Art Directors Hall of Fame; AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement; Herschel Levit Award, Pratt Institute; Outstanding Client Award, Graphic Artists Guild; Richard Gangel Art Director Award, Society of Illustrators

 

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