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Russem, Michael
A brief survey of postage stamps by AIGA medalists / by Michael Russem.
Additional Title(s):
Postage stamps by AIGA medalists
First edition.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Kat Ran Press, [2013]
Physical Description:
[24] pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HE6184.D4 R87 2013
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Neale Albert, Yale JD 1961, and Margaret Albert
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Includes bibliographical references.
AOB copy: includes a Science & Industry USA 20c stamp, Saul Bass.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original black and white cloth. BAC copy includes 26 stamps.
"Since 1920 the American Institute of Graphic Arts has been awarding its AIGA Medals 'to individuals who have set standards of excellence over a lifetime of work or have made individual contributions to innovation within the practice of design.' To date, 155 designers have been awarded Medals; only a handful have designed government-issued postage stamps. This is their story. Postage Stamps by AIGA Medalists contains seventy-six full-color illustrations, reproducing every known stamp designed by an AIGA Medalist (with the exception of Bradbury Thompson for whom only a handful of his 100+ stamps are shown). Also shown are related items by Bruce Rogers, Jan Tschichold, and Saul Steinberg. A brief essay by Michael Russem explains why these stamps are relevant to graphic designers and how they fit into the history of (mostly) American postage stamp design in the twentieth century.
Subject Terms:
American Institute of Graphic Arts -- Awards.
Postage stamp design -- United States.
Postage stamps.
Kat Ran Press, publisher.
Puritan Capital (Printing firm), printer.
Collection of Margaret and Neale Albert (Yale Center for British Art)

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