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Adjunct Professor Aaron Marcus’ Work to be Shown in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Premier Exhibit

SFMOMA, newly enlarged to about twice its capacity, will reopen on 14 May 2016 after being closed for three years. A new design exhibit “From Typeface to Interface , one of the first exhibits ever of user-interface design, is based on donations by AIGA Fellow Aaron Marcus of about 70 posters by Swiss poster designers from the late 1960s and acquisitions by SFMOMA of Mr. Marcus’ pioneering computer art, visible language experiments, and graphic design of the 1960s and 1970s. The URL for the exhibit, which remains open until 27 November 2016 is: https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/typeface-interface/. Mr. Joseph Becker, Assistant Design Curator, who organized the exhibit, has stated:

“... this inaugural exhibition was very much motivated by the gift of your poster collection, as it complemented our existing holdings of graphic design yet filled in historical gaps with such aplomb.

There are 28 pieces from your poster collection going on view, and 21 pieces of your own work on view alongside.

Armin Hofmann, Josef Mueller-Brockmann, Robert Buchler, Karl Gerstner, Andre Guertler, Pierre Mandell, and Wolfgang Weingart make up the Swiss contingent. Dan Friedman, Jacqueline Casey, Ralph Coburn refresh the Swiss school on home turf. Massimo Vignelli, Bob Noorda, and Otl Aicher pioneer communication and information graphics. Takenobu Igarashi pushes boundaries with the use of the personal computer as a tool.

Of your work, we selected Type Writer Type, Cybernetic Landscapes, and Poem Drawings.

I think you’ll be very pleased when you see the exhibition.”

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Joseph Becker
Assistant Curator, Architecture and Design
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.357.2867
415.947.1209
Mob: 510-219-9110

 


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