Gail Anderson Collection

Abstract

Designer Gail Anderson spent fifteen years at Rolling Stone, where she ultimately became Senior Art Director. She defined the magazine’s visual style through conceptual typography, employing traditional and non-traditional materials to form letters and symbols. In 2002, Anderson moved to SpotCo, an agency specializing in arts and entertainment advertising, where she was Creative Director of Design; she was also a partner in Anderson Newton Design. Anderson is both an SVA alumnus and longtime faculty member of the College’s BFA Design Department and Pre-College Program; she has co-authored numerous books on design. She is currently the Director of Design and Digital Media at the Visual Arts Press, SVA’s in-house design studio.

General Physical Description

Two boxes and one flat file drawer.

Scope and Contents

The Anderson Collection consists of 26 theater posters, 9 books, and 15 issues of Rolling Stone art directed by Anderson.

Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Citation

Gail Anderson Collection, [series. item]. Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, Visual Arts Foundation, New York.

Acquisition Information

The Gail Anderson Collection was acquired as a gift from Gail Anderson.

Container List

Milton Glaser Design Archive > Gail Anderson Collection > Series 1. Posters
LOC TITLE DATE

Golden Theatre. A Beheading in Spokane by Martin McDonagh, 14 in W x 22 in H2010

Palace Theatre. All Shook Up, 14 in W x 22 in H2005

Royale Theatre. Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz, 14 in W x 22 in H2003

Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("I am not a closeted homowhatever!"), 14 in W x 22 in H2003

Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("Slightly overweight puppet seeking soulmate"), 14 in W x 22 in H2003

Golden Theatre. Avenue Q ("Warning: Full Puppet Nudity"), 14 in W x 22 in H2003

Golden Theatre. Avenue Q (What the fuzz are you looking at?"), 14 in W x 22 in H2003

Cort Theatre. Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon, 14 in W x 22 in H2006

Roundabout Theatre. Brief Encounter by Noel Coward, 14 in W x 22 in H2010

St. James Theatre. Finian's Rainbow, 14 in W x 22 in H2009

Belasco Theatre. Julius Caesar (starring Denzel Washington), 14 in W x 22 in H2005

Marquis Theatre. La Cage Aux Folles ("La romance… La spectacle..."), 14 in W x 22 in H2004

Longacre Theatre. La Cage Aux Folles ("The musical with something extra")2010

Colonial Theatre (Boston). Lennon, 14 in W x 22 in H2005

Plymouth Theatre. Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill, 14 in W x 22 in H2003

Martin Beck Theatre. Man of La Mancha, 14 in W x 22 in H2002

Roundabout Theatre. Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw, 14 in W x 22 in H2010

Golden Theatre. Oleanna by David Mamet, 14 in W x 22 in H2009

Neil Simon Theatre. Ragtime: The Musical, 14 in W x 22 in H2009

Roundabout Theatre. Sondheim on Sondheim, 14 in W x 22 in H2010

Music Box Theatre. Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, 14 in W x 22 in H2009

Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Sweet Charity (starring Christina Applegate), 14 in W x 22 in H2005

Booth Theatre. The Good Body by Eve Ensler, 14 in W x 22 in H2004

Roundabout Theatre. The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang , 14 in W x 22 in H2008

Circle in the Square Theatre. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, 14 in W x 22 in H2010

Roundabout Theatre. Tin Pan Alley Rag by Mark Saltzman, 14 in W x 22 in H2009

Hilton Theatre. Young Frankenstein: The New Mel Brooks Musical, 14 in W x 22 in H2007
Milton Glaser Design Archive > Gail Anderson Collection > Series 2. Books
LOC TITLE DATE

AIGA Design Legends Gala2008

American Typeplay by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: PBC Library of Applied Design)1994

Graphic Wit: The Art of Humor in Design by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)1991

New Ornamental Type: Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Thames & Hudson)2010

New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)2007

The Designer's Guide to Astounding Photoshop Effects by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (Cincinnati, Ohio: How Design Book)2004

The Savage Mirror: The Art of Contemporary Caricature by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications)1992

Typography 22: The Annual of the Type Directors Club (New York: HBI/Harper Collins)2001
Milton Glaser Design Archive > Gail Anderson Collection > Series 3. Magazines
LOC TITLE DATE

Graphic Design USA (Gail Anderson - 2010 Person to Watch), January-February 2010January - February 2010

Step Inside Design ("Gail Anderson: Versatile Typophile"), May-June 2008May - June 2008

Rolling Stone, issue 561, September 21, 1989September 21 1989

Rolling Stone, issue 559, August 24, 1989August 24 1989

Rolling Stone, issue 565, November 16, 1989November 16 1989

Rolling Stone, issue 575, April 5, 1990April 5 1990

Rolling Stone, issue 577, May 3, 1990May 3 1990

Rolling Stone, issue 608/609, July 11-25, 1991July 11 - 25 1991

Rolling Stone, issue 612, September 5, 1991September 5 1991

Rolling Stone, issue 614, October 3, 1991October 3 1991

Rolling Stone, issue 621, January 9, 1992January 9 1992

Rolling Stone, issue 624, February 20, 1992February 20 1992

Rolling Stone, issue 625, March 5, 1992March 5 1992

Rolling Stone, issue 626, March 19, 1992March 19 1992

Rolling Stone, issue 627, April 2, 1992April 2 1992

Rolling Stone, issue 631, May 28, 1992May 28 1992

Rolling Stone, issue 639, September 17, 1992September 17 1992