Design & Style was a biannual publication published by the Pushpin Group which ran from 1986 to 1991. The journals were printed on high quality paper from Mohawk Paper Mills in Connecticut. Edited by Steven Heller and designed by Seymour Chwast, Design & Style called itself “a journal of resource and inspiration.” The publication took an historical perspective on graphic design - providing an in-depth look into major twentieth century design movements such as Bauhaus, Jugendstil and Surrealism - in the hopes of being a source of artistic stimulation for those working contemporarily in the medium. The SVA Library Periodicals Collection is in possession of two issues of the publication, both from 1988: 3 (Paris Deco) and 4 (Italian Futurism & Art Deco). The Glaser Archive has 6 issues. The Paris Deco issue examines the movement’s visual prominence and influence on the design of everything from handheld fans to perfume bottles to posters. The Futurism issue examines both the movement’s formal sophistication and its problematic ties to Fascism. Both issues (and certainly also those not in the library’s possession) are highly sophisticated pieces of printed matter, featuring design decisions that delight on both a visual and tactile level such as pop ups, inserts and embossed text and images. As usual, however, a blog post doesn't do these journals justice, and we highly reccomend coming in and taking a look yourself.

An illustration of a robot with FUTURISM written on its back.

Marinetti quote that reads "A RACING CAR WHOSE HEAD IS ADORNED WITH GREAT PIPES... IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE VICTORY OF SMOTHRACE." With a drawing of a car beneath it.
A waistcoat with a funky pattern made out of paper collage.
Illustration of a running robot dog.
Illustration and collage of an ornate earring on a woman's ear.
Art Deco style shampoo package.
1920s fashion illustration.
Art Deco-style abstract illustration on a paper bag.
Art Deco collage of an elaborate shape on top of a building.