Up Is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio by Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. 7 x 9.75, pp. 210. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name from September 18 to December 9, 2019. Designed by AHL&CO, New York.
Winner of the 2019 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators. Up Is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio is the first illustrated guide (with 137 works in color) to the innovative work of Goldsholl Design Associates and its impact on design and film.
Headed by Morton and Millie Goldsholl, the studio worked at the intersection of art, design, and media, producing trademarks, corporate identities, print advertisements, television commercials, and films for such clients as Motorola, Kimberly-Clark, Revlon, 7-Up, and the National Football League. The Goldsholls and their designers were compared to many of the most celebrated design firms of their day and are being rediscovered by many contemporary designers.
Inspired by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, with whom they had studied at Chicago’s School of Design, Morton and Millie Goldsholl fostered a culture of exploration and collaboration in their studio. The firm became known for its imaginative “designs-in-film,” applying avant-garde techniques to commercial productions. Its groundbreaking work in the new media of television helped redefine the look of everyday visual culture in mid-century America.
Brand new softcover, still in the original publisher's shrink wrap.