Class 22: Visit to Lubalin Center w/ Sasha Tochilovsky + discussion and presentations from Xavier, Sarah
Hey Projects class,
We'll meet today at 2pm in 901 NAB. If Sarah, Xavier, and/or Cecilia are ready, we'll hear presentations from them. Otherwise they can present next class, and we'll have some time today to catch up on our discussions and all the goings on. Did everyone see Laura's campus notice?
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At 3:45 we'll head to the Lubalin Study Center for Design and Typography to meet with Sasha Tochilovsky, who is the center's curator, as well as an associate professor of design, and alumnus of the School of Art.
After Cooper he attended Cranbook, and ran a design studio called ME/AT in New York with Mike Essl. In 2010 Sasha co-founded the Type@Cooper postgraduate certificate program.
The Lubalin center was founded under former dean George Sadek, who we heard a bit about from Steven Hillyer ("Hejduk and Sadek!"), to archive the work of alumnus Herb Lubalin, and has since grown to include over 50,000 items across the field of design history. In 2015 the center celebrated its 30th anniversary, with an exhibition co-curated by Mike Essl and Sasha, and they've also run exhibits on pharmaceutical design, and New York design studios. You can see more at Aiga and Curbed, and as well as in Cooper's video interview with Sasha and the other two archivists.
Like the other archives, the center is mostly open by appointment, but Lubalin has a robust social media presence, with a widely-followed Instagram account, and an active=C2=A0Twitter and Flickr. Sasha also recently produced an online series called Flat File, which presents deep research on one item at a time from the Lubalin's collection in the form of a highly-stylized photo/video essay.
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