Last year, the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives opened its doors, establishing a major new resource for students and scholars in the field of design. This summer, the Archives added a new component, launching a Web site at glaserarchives.org. According to Archivist Beth Kleber, “The site improves the quality and specificity of information we supply to potential users of the Archives,” providing an overview of the available resources, downloadable, item-level guides to each of the collections; select digital images from the Archives’ holdings; and other information.
The site, which was designed by Archives Assistant Zachary Sachs, launched in tandem with the acquisition of two new collections by the Archives. Design luminaries Steven Heller and Tony Palladino each donated significant sets of artwork and reference materials; Palladino will be giving a talk at SVA, in conjunction with his donation, on Thursday, October 2, 10:30am, at 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. In addition to these two collections, Kleber says that she is looking forward to upcoming donations from designers Seymour Chwast, James McMullan and George Tscherny.
Image: Tony Palladino, Espresso 88, original artwork from a 1988 gallery announcement.