Renown designer Paula Scher has taught at the School of Visual Arts for over 35 years. As a partner at the design firm Pentagram since 1991, she has created branding and logos for Citibank, the Public Theater, Tiffany & Co., and more. Her work is in the collections of the Centre George Pompidou, the U.S. Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.
Designer, illustrator, and author Bob Gill taught at SVA in the early 1950s and early '90s. In London, he co-founded the firm that became Pentagram. He also designed SVA subway posters.
SVA alumnus (BFA 1984 Media Arts), faculty member and winner of the 2018 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, Gail Anderson talks about the arc of her career and her experiences creating SVA subway posters.
Graphic designer and BFA Design alum Pablo Delcan discusses his new SVA subway poster campaign, which debuted in NYC subway stations in August 2018.
Marshall Arisman joined SVA's faculty in 1965 and founded MFA Illustration as Visual Essay in 1984. He has been inducted into the halls of fame of both the Art Directors Club and the Society of Illustrators. Dee Ito began writing headlines for SVA in the late '60s and they have appeared on nearly 30 SVA posters.
James McMullan joined SVA's faculty in 1969 and taught at the college for more than 35 years. He has also create several SVA subway posters.
Renowned designer and SVA faculty member Ivan Chermayeff is remembered in this new SVA Subway Series Hall of Fame video. More on his life and relationship to SVA can be found here
Designer Louise Fili discusses her three SVA subway posters including her latest which debuted in NYC subway stations in late August 2016. Film produced by Heller Films. SVA will honor Fili with the 28th annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition in Fall 2016. "The Masters Series: Louise Fili"
Illustrator Yuko Shimizu discusses her new SVA subway poster campaign, which debuted in NYC subway stations in December 2016.
Artist Stephen Doyle was commissioned to create subway platform posters for SVA in spring 2017. Here he discusses his concepts for the posters, and gives us a peak into how he creates his hypertext sculptures.
Cuban-born American artist Edel Rodriguez discusses his evolution as an artist, how his work has taken on political themes, and how he wants to bring a call to activism with this series of posters he did for SVA for fall 2017.
SVA faculty member Chris Buzelli shares his experience being an illustrator in New York City and shares his process for creating SVA's 2018 summer subway posters. Chris teaches in SVA's BFA Illustration program.
Since the 1950s, the School of Visual Arts has commissioned some of the greatest graphic designers and artists—all faculty members of the College—to create posters for New York City subway platforms.
In this video series SVA has asked some of its most revered designers to reflect on the posters they have created and give some insight into their practice. Here, Milton Glaser, who holds the distinction of creating the most posters—24, speaks about his works.
Glaser, a long-serving faculty member of the College, is also acting chairman of the Board. His prolific career includes designing the I (heart) NY and Brooklyn Brewery logos, as well as co-founding New York magazine. In 2009, he received the National Medal of the Arts, the first graphic designer to receive this award.
Directed and edited by Nicolas Heller
Cinematography by Oliver Anderson
Color by Alan Gordon