Y Design Blog

April 27, 2016

The peculiar weather vane that adorns the steeple of Berkeley College, one of Yale’s twelve residential colleges.

April 22, 2016

We recently adopted Mallory as the recommended sans-serif companion to the Yale typeface for print use. 

April 8, 2016

A poster for the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s 1988 tour of Great Britain designed by Kyle Cooper MFA ’87, Garson Yu MFA ’87, and Sheena Calvert MFA ’89. 

April 1, 2016

Congratulations to Daniel Rubins ’16, Jack Taperell ’18, Alexa Little ’16, Simon Horn ’16, Annemarie McDaniel ’16, Jason Parisi ’16, Cristóbal Trujillo ’16, and Hopewell Rogers ’18. 

March 31, 2016

This is the second installment of our interview series featuring former OUP designers. Julie Fry worked at our office after completing an MFA in graphic design at the Yale School of Art in 2000; she later returned to our office for a year in 2008. After working in a variety of design settings, she now manages her own design practice, which specializes in book design. 

March 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition catalog that we designed for Treasures from Japan in the Yale University Library, held at the Beinecke Library from January 16 to April 2, 2015, received the 2016 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Award.

March 11, 2016

Yesterday, we attended a talk at Sterling Memorial Library about the legendary Kelmscott-Goudy press, which is currently housed at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

February 26, 2016

The cover of the Yale Capital Development Plan’s 1968 annual report, designed by Bradbury Thompson. One of the preeminent American graphic designers of the 20th century, Thompson was an adjunct professor of graphic design at the Yale School of Art for almost four decades.

February 22, 2016

The Office of the University Printer worked closely with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) on the redesign of Yale’s financial aid letter, which was mailed to the early action admits of the class of 2020 back in December. Regular decision admits will be receiving the new letter in just over a month. 

February 8, 2016

Dozens of stone figures—often referred to as gargoyles—adorn Yale’s neo-Gothic architecture. This scholarly bulldog sits atop the Sterling Law Building, which was designed by James Gamble Rogers and completed in 1931.