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Ladislav Sutnar Collection

A work made of printed papers, postcards, typescript papers, books, and a painting..

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  • A work made of printed papers, postcards, typescript papers, books, and a painting..

Date:

1941-1970

Artist:

Ladislav Sutnar (1897-1976)

About this artwork

Papers of the Czech graphic designer Ladislav Sutnar, known as a pioneer of information architecture. Sutnar’s design work includes the parentheses used to demarcate American area code numbers and the typography of Bell’s 1960s phone directories as well as Dodge’s Sweet’s Catalog Service, where he served as art director from 1941 to 1960.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Ladislav Sutnar (Designer)

Title

Ladislav Sutnar Collection

Date

Made 1941–1970

Medium

Printed papers, postcards, typescript papers, books, and a painting.

Dimensions

Flatfile materials: H.: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Radoslav and Elaine Sutnar and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2010.

Reference Number

2010.4

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