The Getty Center Object

The Getty Center Object

plus design inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 1996

Description

Plus design collaborated with the J. Paul Getty Center to produce this “object,” which acknowledges the end of Kurt Foster’s eight-year tenure as director and serves as a transitional brochure in anticipation of the center’s future Brentwood facilities.

This artifact synthesizes two forms of communication. The hand-lettering and computer-generated written information are juxtaposed with tangible, visual objects, which were collaged to represent the center: its ocean location, the rich resource of its archives, the diversity of its international scholars, and the contributions of the departing director.

Collections: The Greening of Design
Discipline: Promotional design and advertising
Format: Brochure, Promotion, Artifact

Credits

Design firm
plus design inc.
Creative director/art director
Anita Meyer
Designers
Jan Baker, Anita Meyer
Typefaces
Emigre Eight, Frutiger Roman
Lettering
Jan Baker
Printer
Aldus Press
Papers
Curtis Parchtext Riblaid, Various Reused/found Paper
Client
The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities
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