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Portrait of Gail Anderson
Chair, BFA Advertising and Design departments, School of Visual Arts; creative director, Visual Arts Press; designer; writer
Pre-College Program Art History BFA Design


BFA, School of Visual Arts

Professional experience includes

Partner, Anderson Newton Design; creative director of design, SpotCo; senior art director, Rolling Stone

Books include

Outside the Box; New Modernist Type; New Ornamental Type; New Vintage Type; The Designer’s Guide to Astounding Photoshop Effects; American Type Play; The Savage Mirror: The Art of Contemporary Caricature; Graphic Wit: The Art of Humor in Design

Publications include

Step Inside Design, DesignNet (Korea), kAk (Russia), Show People, Paper, Graphic Arts (U.K.), Baseline

Collections include

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Library of Congress; Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives

Awards and honors include

National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Medal for Lifetime Achievement, AIGA; Society of Publication Designers; Type Directors Club; Art Directors Club; Communication Arts; Print; Graphis; UCDA; Society for News Design; Spirit of Juneteenth Award, Amistad Center for Art and Culture; Honorary Doctorate, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design