Irving Oaklander’s Legacy on the Block

Design history is partly built on design books and ephemera. Organizing, categorizing and analyzing these materials are essential to the documentation of our past. For those who have built design libraries with the rarities purchased from Irving Oaklander, who passed away last year, you won’t want to miss the forthcoming Swann Auction, “Art, Press & Illustrated Books Featuring Graphic Design & Typography from the Inventory of the Late Irving Oaklander” (Sale # 2313) on May 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. A pre-auction exhibition of the books and ephemera will be on view Sat., May 4, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon., May 6, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Tues., May 7, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Wed., May 8, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Thurs., May 9, 10:00 a.m.-noon. For more information go here. Swann Galleries, 104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010, 212-254-4710.

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Willem Sandberg, Open Oog. Avantgardcahier 1 and 2, Rotterdam, 1946-7. Estimate $250 to $350.

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Collection of over 500 poster stamps, mostly German, 1900-20s. Estimate $400 to $600.

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Carl Ernst Hinkefuss, 10 Jahre Deutsche Werb-Graphik, Berlin, 1923. Estimate $1,000 to $1,500.

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Carl Ernst Hinkefuss, 10 Jahre Deutsche Werb-Graphik, Berlin, 1923. Estimate $1,000 to $1,500.

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Carl Ernst Hinkefuss, 10 Jahre Deutsche Werb-Graphik, Berlin, 1923. Estimate $1,000 to $1,500.

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Hermann Zapf, specimen pages from the “Manuale Typographicum,” Stockholm, 1952. Estimate $600 to $900.

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Charles Hayter, A New Practical Treatise on the Three Primitive Colours…, London, 1830. Estimate $300 to $400.

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Charles Hayter, A New Practical Treatise on the Three Primitive Colours…, London, 1830. Estimate $300 to $400.

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Robert Michel for the Kahl Company, group of over 50 designs, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1927-30. Estimate $1,200 to $1,800.

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Robert Michel for the Kahl Company, group of over 50 designs, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1927-30. Estimate $1,200 to $1,800.

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Maurice Annenberg, Specimens of Wood Type Presented to the School of Library Service, Columbia University, New York, 1980. Estimate $400 to $600.

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Walter F. Schubert, Collection of Deutsche Werb-Graphik reproductions, Berlin,1927. Estimate $600 to $900.

For more Steven Heller, check out Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility, one of the many Heller titles available at MyDesignShop.com.

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