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DATE 6/25/2024

LIVE from NYPL presents Michael Stipe launching 'Even the birds gave pause'

DATE 6/22/2024

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

DATE 6/22/2024

Michael Stipe's poetic new photobook

DATE 6/20/2024

Transgression and transformation in Shanay Jhavari's 'Night Fever'

DATE 6/20/2024

picturehouse + thesmalldarkroom present Yelena Yemchuk on 'Malanka'

DATE 6/19/2024

Celebrate Juneteenth with Mickalene Thomas’s unabashed celebration of Black womanhood

DATE 6/17/2024

Jenny Holzer continues to challenge, opaquely, with 'Trace'

DATE 6/16/2024

Celebrate Father's Day with 'What Matters Most'

DATE 6/13/2024

LaToya Ruby Frazier, removing the contradiction between ideals and practice

DATE 6/13/2024

ICP presents Eugene Richards on 'Remembrance Garden'

DATE 6/8/2024

"Next-level otherness" in Pride Month staff pick 'Nick Cave: Forothermore'

DATE 6/6/2024

Celebratory and transgressive, 'John Waters: Pope of Trash' is a Pride Month Staff Pick

DATE 6/3/2024

In Nan Goldin's 'The Other Side,' you are who you pretend to be


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Spreads from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/31/2018

Identity: Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv

Featured spreads, showing treatments of the Mobil Oil logo and identity, originally designed in 1964, are reproduced from Identity: Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, published by Standards Manual. "We try to really get down to the basic thing, a basic mark that can identify whatever the institution is that we're identifying in a clear way," Tom Geismar is quoted. "And we have three basic criteria. One is that it be appropriate—that is, you would do something for a sports team that would be quite different from something you'd do for a bank, for example. It should be appropriate to the client and to what they do. The second one would be that it be distinctive, that you can see it, you can remember it, you can recognize it, maybe you can doodle it quickly after having seen it a couple of times—that it will stand out and be recognized. And then the third thing is just that it works in all kinds of sizes, different materials and so on, if that's appropriate, and it often is. So if it can meet those three criteria, then we're doing pretty well."



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