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David King Poster Collection

  • H_M_C_T_ DKP
  • Collection

King’s Poster collection is the first one in the United States. It includes primarily the political and cultural posters. King’s posters offer a visual history of the global political radicalization of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa and the Anti-Nazi League in Britain​.​

King, David

Leah Hoffmitz Milken Papers

  • H_M_C_T_ LHM
  • Collection
  • 1970 - 2015

Collection contains the personal and professional papers of Leah Hoffmitz Milken, including work done by Hoffmitz Milken for Letterform Design, her personal design firm; research and materials related to courses she taught at ArtCenter College of Design and other schools; and work by her students at ArtCenter and other schools.

Items in the collection are predominantly visual and include sketches of letterforms and typefaces; printing proofs; posters; photographs; and a small collection of student work on CDs. There is relatively little correspondence or original writings.

Books given as part of the original donation are not included in this description. They can be found cataloged in the online catalog at http://library.artcenter.edu/.

Hoffmitz Milken, Leah

Pouchée Ornamented Collection

  • H_M_C_T_ POC
  • Collection
  • 1782

Acquired from the UK-based private press of I.M. Imprimit, the Pouchée Specimen Sheets are a rare collection of antique ornamented types, originally produced at the foundry of Louis John Pouchée (b. 1782, d. 1845). The letters were engraved by hand in the 1820s as patterns from which metal types could be made and sold to poster printers. They are richly ornamented fat-face styles, incorporating images of flowers, fruit, animals, musical instruments, agricultural implements, and Masonic symbols within the letterforms.

Ramone Muñoz Collection

  • H_M_C_T_ RMC
  • Collection

Muñoz’s donation includes 16 Posters by different artists and 48 magazines of the typographic journal "Upper and Lower Case."

Muñoz, Ramone

Type Specimen Collection

  • H_M_C_T_ TS
  • Collection

Individual sheets, booklets, advertisements, and other material showing the use of specific type faces.

Vernon Simpson Papers

  • H_M_C_T_ VS
  • Collection
  • 1910-2001

Collection contains personal and professional materials related to the life and work of Vernon Milton Simpson, printer in Los Angeles, California, including his work with California Institute for the Arts.

Items in the collection are predominantly printed works, including pages and final copies of the "Red Books" specimen binders; marketing material for bicentennial posters; and the posters themselves. There is relatively little correspondence or original writings.

Books given as part of the original donation are not included in this description. They can be found cataloged in the online catalog at http://library.artcenter.edu/.

Simpson, Vern Milton