For four decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design. Described as the “master conjurer of the instantly familiar,” she straddles the line between pop culture and fine art in her work. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images have entered into the American vernacular.
Paula has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram since 1991. She began her career as an art director in the 1970s and early 80s, when her eclectic approach to typography became highly influential. In the mid-1990s her landmark identity for The Public Theater fused high and low into a wholly new symbology for cultural institutions, and her recent architectural collaborations have re-imagined the urban landscape as a dynamic environment of dimensional graphic design. Her graphic identities for Citibank and Tiffany & Co. have become case studies for the contemporary regeneration of American brands.
My Favorite Projects from My Favorite City
My talk will center on the two and three dimensional projects i have designed that exist in New York City and how New York City influences my work.