Y Design Blog

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. 

October 30, 2015

Detail of a poster of university press logos published by American University Press Services, a former subsidiary of the Association of American University Presses, which was established in 1937. 

October 24, 2015

The artist and educator Sewell Sillman was born on this day in 1924. He studied with Josef Albers at Black Mountain College and then followed Albers to Yale University, where he received a BFA in 1951 and an MFA in 1953. 

October 16, 2015

Plate VI-1 from Josef Albers’s “Interaction of Color,” an influential handbook on color theory published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited edition of 2,000 copies, each with 150 color plates. 

October 5, 2015

A whimsical representation of an angel on one of the bricks of the Hall of Graduate Studies, which was designed in the Collegiate Gothic style by James Gamble Rogers and completed in 1932. 

September 15, 2015

The Yale School of Architecture Fall 2015 lecture series poster (detail), designed by Michael Bierut, Pentagram partner and Senior Critic at the Yale School of Art, and Jessica Svendsen ’09 MFA ‘13.