Print Culture / Midcentury Graphic Design

Print Culture: Midcentury Modern Graphic Design
Curated by Dave Hampton
Art Gallery - 9th Floor,  San Diego Central Library

Barney Reid and Kay Whitcomb silkscreened textiles 


At least the war machine used to have good graphics

The defense industry was a huge client for the creatives at the time. 

War machine architecture

Convair Astronautics by Pereira & Luckman

Convair Astronautics by Pereira & Luckman. It's long gone.  

Photo: Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Armin Richter was a great 1950s interiors shop in La Jolla

Bob Matheny was commissioned to do a sculpture for Psychology Today. Definitely not a sleeper. 

Bob Matheny is smart

A wall of exhibition posters by and for some of San Diego's greatest artists.

Gary Imhoff, a student of Richard Allen Morris, had his first art show at the age of 13.

The art prodigy is still around in San Diego and has been known to show up at openings dressed as a clown.  This is strangely a true story. 

 A Modernism San Diego Meetup group has formed and the first outing was the exhibition.

The exhibition curator, Dave Hampton

The exhibition runs until May 7, 2017

Photo: Stacy Keck