Yesterday I viewed Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism (at the CJM SF through 10/6) a show about how European Jewish emigres networked together around a core of design institutions across the US, inspiring a new look for architecture, furniture, textiles, dinnerware & utensils, Judaica, and graphic design. The institutions singled out in the show were MoMA, Walker Art Center, Institute of Design (Chicago), Black Mountain College (NC), Case Study House/Art + Architecture magazine (LA), and Pond Farm (Guerneville, CA). There were many artists included in this survey and about 200 works on display; in this post, I am sharing examples of graphic design I found interesting (all photos by me). There's a detailed press release about the entire show on the CJM web site.
|Entry to the exhibit. Focus is on the 1950's, 60's, & 70's|
|A display of album covers by Alex Steinweiss, 1950's|
|Book covers for Merdian and New Directions books by Elaine Lustig-Cohen, 1950's.|
|Book Cover by Alan Lustig, 1940's|
|Aviary, a wallpaper designed by Saul Steinberg|
|Saul Bass poses with his best-known poster, Anatomy of a Murder|
|Poster for No Way Out by Paul Rand, 1950|
|A wall of corporate logos designed by Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Louis Danziger |
between 1938 & 1980.