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Parsons School of Design catalogs, 1982–84

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jul 28th, 2014. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://designarchives.aiga.org AIGA Design Archives. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Art director/designer: Cipe Pineles Burtin
    Artist: Janet Amendola
    Typographer: MKP

    Catalogs and posters for Parsons School of Design, 1983–84

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    Designer: Cipe Pineles
    Artist: Janet Amendola
    Typographer: Tom Carnase

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    Art director/designer: Cipe Pineles Burtin
    Artist: Richard Hess
    Typographer: MKP

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    2 Comments on “Parsons School of Design catalogs, 1982–84”

    1. Rob says:
      Dec 9th, 2016  6:06 pm

      These are so beautiful—thanks for posting them. The apple/orange concept is such a nice metaphor for New York / Los Angeles.

      I’m curious about the difference between the roles of “Designer” and “Typographer” as credited above. These are now pretty much considered to be one function, in most cases at least. Does anyone have thoughts on why this was two different roles?

    2. Dec 9th, 2016  10:14 pm

      My guess is that this credit refers to the person who set and (in phototype) exposed the type according to the designer’s instructions. Before digital publishing (in which the designer has all the tools for setting type) these roles were often separated.

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