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