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School of Visual Arts Honors Designer Michael Bierut

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School of Visual Arts Honors Designer Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut’s influence on the design world extends far past his 100+ awards and representation in museums around the world. The longtime Pentagram partner is a passionate critic, tireless educator and inspired ambassador of design.

In celebration of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Week, School of Visual Arts (SVA) honors Bierut with The Masters Series: Michael Bierut, the 27th annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition, and the first comprehensive retrospect of Bierut’s work. The exhibition features many of the designer’s most recognized contributions, such as the visual identity for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and environmental graphics for the New York Times building, along with works from his personal collection.



The Masters Series: Michael Bierut opened Oct. 6 with a reception and launch party for Bierut’s new book, How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world (Thames & Hudson and Harper Design, 2015).


Honoring one of the world’s most acclaimed designers with one of its most prestigious design schools called for an equally esteemed graphics partner. Led by visual consultant Hope Savvides, Duggal Visual Solutions produced several elements of the exhibition, from wide format photographs of Bierut’s iconic work in the real world to precision-cut vinyl reproductions of his typography.



As purveyors of visuals, we highly recommend The Masters Series: Michael Bierut to design students, professionals and enthusiasts alike.

The Masters Series: Michael Bierut

Oct. 6 – Nov. 7

SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15 Floor,

Free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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