The Herb Lubalin Study Center
of Design and Typography

Established in 1984, the Study Center was created
in order to preserve an unprecedented resource,
Herb Lubalin’s vast collection of work. Its goal was to provide the design community with a means to honor Lubalin, and to study his innovative work.

Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) is best known for his wildly illustrative typography and his groundbreaking work for the magazines Avant Garde, Eros, and Fact. The Study Center's core collection includes an extensive archive of his work, including promotional, editorial and advertising design, typeface designs, posters, logos, and other other materials dating from 1950 to 1980.

The collection also includes work by other eminent designers including Otl Aicher, Rudi Baur, Anthon Beeke, Lucian Bernhard, Lester Beall, Will Burtin, Lou Dorfsman, Karl Gerstner, Tibor Kalman, Alvin Lustig, The Push Pin Studios, Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson, Massimo Vignelli, and many more. There is also a library of books and magazines about design and typography, an extensive collection of posters, myriad type specimen books and pamphlets.

The Study Center is located at The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square, Room LL119, New York [ MAP ]

The Lubalin Center is free and open to the public
by appointment.

Current hours for appointments:
Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm;
Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm;
Thursdays from 10am to 2pm;
Fridays from 2pm to 6pm;
Closed Saturday–Monday.

For more information, or to schedule a visit,
please email the Study Center, or call 212.353.4021.

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