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 Lubalin Center is free and open to the public
Up to two people at a time, up to two hours.
Appointments accepted (Subject to availability):
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10am to 6pm;
Mondays, Thursdays 10am to 1pm
For more information, or to schedule a visit,
please email the Study Center or call +1.212.353.4021.
For group visits contact us to set up a hands-on presentation (if schedule permits).
Also check out our new initiative called Flat File —
a weekly look at a piece of design from the archive.