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Book, Forty Posters for the Yale School of Architecture, 2007

This is a Book. It was made for (as the client) Yale University. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2007. Its medium is off-set lithograph on white wove paper, embossed. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Michael Bierut —partner at international design firm Pentagram, co-founder of the website Design Observer, and senior critic at the Yale School of Architecture— designed his first posters for Yale’s design program in 1998 when the architect Robert A. M. Stern was appointed dean. This book contains forty of Bierut’s commissions from the school, honoring his longstanding relationship with both Yale and Stern, who wrote the introduction to this published collection. The stark black-and-white posters promoted Yale’s conferences, public programs, and open houses. An embossed cover features twenty of Bierut’s varying renditions of Yale’s trademark “Y” symbol, which Bierut uniquely designed for every poster. (He also selected a different typeface for each one. ) Here, it is diversity that creates an aesthetic consistency among this group, deviating from the cohesive approach of past designers to work with Yale, such as Paul Rand and Norman Ives.

It is credited Gift of Michael Bierut.

Its dimensions are

25.4 x 17.8 x 1.3 cm (10 x 7 x 1/2 in.)

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Book, Forty Posters for the Yale School of Architecture, 2007; Client: Yale University (United States); USA; off-set lithograph on white wove paper, embossed; 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.3 cm (10 x 7 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Michael Bierut; 2007-12-3

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