graphic Modern – USA, Italy and Switzerland 1934–66

Graphic Modern - USA, Italy and Switzerland 1934–66

I figure since I’ll be in New York for the next couple weeks-ish I should see some rad shows while I’m in town. This show at the Fordham University at Lincoln Center is called graphic Modern, an ode to design from 1934 to 1966.

graphic Modern presents Graphic Design as a fundamental component of the dissemination of early to late Modernism throughout the United States, Italy and Switzerland from the late 1930s to the middle of the 1960s. During these years, Modernism’s distinctive graphic languages moved away from its political beginnings and emerged as an integral part of mass culture, extending from advertising and printed ephemera to corporate identity.

Looks pretty rad to me. I’ll be sure to share more photos after I visit.

June 6, 2012 / By