The Herb Lubalin Study Center
of Design and Typography

Opened in 1985, 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, Anthon Beeke, Lester Beall, Will Burtin, Lou Dorfsman, Karl Gerstner, Tibor Kalman, Alvin Lustig, Elaine Lustig Cohen, 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.
Up to two people at a time, up to two hours.

For group visits contact us to set up a hands-on presentation (if schedule permits).

Appointments accepted:
Mondays thru Thursdays (Subject to availability)

Please note that appointments fill up about two weeks in advance.

For more information, or to schedule a visit,
please email the Study Center or call +1.212.353.4021.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

And our Flickr account

Also check out our initiative called Flat File
a weekly look at a piece of design from the archive.