The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography

The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography Established in 1984, the Study Center was created in order to preserve an unprecedented resource, Herb Lubalin’s vast collection of work. Its goal was to provide the design community with a means to honor Lubalin, and to study his innovative work.
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Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) is best known for his wildly illustrative typography and his groundbreaking work for the magazines Avant Garde, Eros, and Fact. The Study Center's core collection includes an extensive archive of his work, including promotional, editorial and advertising design, typeface designs, posters, logos, and other other materials dating from 1950 to 1980. The collection also includes work by other eminent designers including Otl Aicher, Ruedi Baur, Anthon Beeke, Lucian Bernhard, Lester Beall, Will Burtin, Lou Dorfsman, Karl Gerstner, Tibor Kalman, Alvin Lustig, Push Pin Studios, Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson, Massimo Vignelli, and many more. There is also a library of books and magazines about design and typography, an extensive collection of posters, myriad type specimen books and pamphlets.

Mission: The Study Center was created in order to preserve an unprecedented resource, Herb Lubalin’s vast collection of work. Its goal was to provide the design community with a means to honor Lubalin, and to study his innovative work.

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The School of Art at The Cooper Union
12/09/2019
The School of Art at The Cooper Union

The School of Art at The Cooper Union

Senior School of Art student and Rhoda Lubalin Fellow at The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography Calil Arguedas-Russell unpacks the relationships between typography and seemingly disparate studies, like chair design and choreography, in a free, lecture as part of the Fellowship. Find out more including how to register at http://bit.ly/2P36y1y.

So happy we got to collaborate with the wonderful folks who run Readymag again! Great tool, great people. Excellent coll...
03/17/2018

So happy we got to collaborate with the wonderful folks who run Readymag again! Great tool, great people. Excellent collaboration.👌

Proud to announce Lubalin 100, a website that honors prolific graphic designer Herb Lubalin. To celebrate Lubalin’s centenary, the site will post new content daily for 100 consecutive days. Running on Readymag, Lubalin 100 is a project by The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography and The Cooper Union. Visit and bookmark: → http://amp.gs/fy38

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Herb Lubalin would have turned 100 on March 17th. To celebrate that monumental date we are launching a 100-day project. ...
03/17/2018

Herb Lubalin would have turned 100 on March 17th. To celebrate that monumental date we are launching a 100-day project. Follow along at lubalin100.com

Hikari Printing (Tokyo) ad by N. Tomai, 1959
02/24/2018

Hikari Printing (Tokyo) ad by N. Tomai, 1959

06/06/2017

PSA (again): "type design" is not typography; it does not mean designing with type, it means designing type.

This will be a rare and amazing treat to see @chipkidd pick work from @cooperhewitt. Don't miss it! https://t.co/TIMgmcp...
05/23/2017
Typographics on Twitter

This will be a rare and amazing treat to see @chipkidd pick work from @cooperhewitt. Don't miss it! https://t.co/TIMgmcpKFo

“Just added the last tour…visit @cooperhewitt's study center with @chipkidd as your guide to some of his favorite typographic treasures”

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

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“Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2017” is now open to the worldwide designers. Do not hesitate! Catch this chance to participate in one of the five famous design competition. Deadline for submission: 15 July 2017 The organizers are looking for innovative works in the categories “ Poster Design” and “CI Design”. Joint registration can be accepted by design executor (corporation) and organizations receiving those design services (including organizations, corporations and related institutes). To get more information, please visit https://tigda.org.tw/en/index.aspx Online Registration: https://tigda.org.tw/en/mem_login.aspx