Y Design Blog

January 29, 2016

The Office of the University Printer has been fortunate to have many talented designers support its efforts over the years. We’re reconnecting with them to see how their time at Yale has shaped their careers, and what they’ve been up to since leaving the OUP. There may be no better person to kick off this new series than Yve Ludwig, who worked at our office after completing an MFA in graphic design at the Yale School of Art. She later became an associate partner at Pentagram Design, before launching her own design practice in 2012. 

January 26, 2016

This past Friday, the Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library held its 75th anniversary kickoff party. The Office of the University Printer worked closely with the library to design a visual identity for its anniversary. 

January 22, 2016

“I:S 1a,” a screenprint made by the artist and educator Norman Ives MFA 52 in 1970.

December 17, 2015

Pictured here is a detail of the ornate stone carving on the exterior of the Hall of Graduate Studies.

December 1, 2015

Detail of the book jacket for E.M. Forster’s “The Longest Journey,” designed by Alvin Lustig (1915–1955) and published by New Directions in 1947. 

November 17, 2015

Congratulations to Mariah Xu ES ’16, the winner of this year’s poster competition for the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes.

November 17, 2015

“Odds Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection” was a winner of Design Observer’s “50 Books | 50 Covers” 2014 competition and is featured in a newly published accompanying catalogue, pictured here. 

November 10, 2015

A decorative stone carving of a lightbulb on the exterior of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, also known as SSS. 

November 4, 2015

Angel’s Egg, a 1985 Japanese anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii, is being screened this evening at 8 at the School of Art, in Room GD107. This poster, which was designed by Raf Rennie MFA 16, is a study in formal and typographic contrasts.

November 3, 2015

Walker Evans was born on this day in 1903. One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Evans taught at the Yale School of Art from 1964 to 1972, when photography was still part of the school’s graphic design department.