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When in New York…

As an AVT major at Mason you are required to attend ArtsBus trips up to New York City to gain the experience of going to one of the most artistically diverse and enriching cities in the US. When in the city, most students go to one of the well known museums: The Met, MoMA, or the Whitney, or various small galleries in Chelsea. Recently, I came across two locations that I want to make an effort to visit the next time I am up in New York: AIGA’s Archives Room and The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography.

The Archives Room at the AIGA headquarters is open to members of AIGA by appointment only. It offers a look at historical artifacts of works “created by or for AIGA” that showcase the legacy the organization holds with some of the most famous designers of recent history. The Design Archives includes exhibition catalogues, organization newsletters, and conference materials, along with selections of works made for AIGA design competitions.

The Herb Lubalin Study Center is a resource that houses a collection of Lubalin’s work and is free and open to the public by appointment. The Study Center holds works by other designers including Otl Aicher, Alvin Lustig, Paul Rand, and Massimo Vignelli. There is also a collection of type specimen books, posters, and pamphlets in addition to books and magazines about design and typography; .

Although both locations are not open on the weekends, I know that those will be two places on my list whenever I go to New York City.

Here is an article about the Study Center

More about AIGA resources

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