Pratt exhibit to feature famous creations by alumni, faculty

November 14, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Pratt Institute, the prestigious college of art, design, and architecture whose historic main campus is in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will continue its 125th anniversary celebration with the opening of “125 Icons,” an exhibit featuring a rare collection of images and iconic works produced by alumni and faculty.

These  renowned works of art, architecture, and design — from Betty Boop to the Chrysler Building, from the LIFE logo to history-making covers of Esquire — will go on display on Nov. 30 at Pratt’s Manhattan campus.

The exhibition inductees, which were voted upon by the public on Pratt’s online viewing gallery, were announced on Oct. 15 at Pratt Institute’s 125th anniversary gala event at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Todd Galitz, vice president of institutional advancement at Pratt Institute, worked closely with Pratt faculty and alumni to bring this exciting collection to the Pratt community and greater New York community at large. This unprecedented collection that will be on display for visitors at no cost. 

Some of the iconic works that will on display include Betty Boop (Myron Waldman); the Dunkin’ Donuts logo (Lucia Derespinis); Scrabble (Alfred Mosher Buts); the “Esquire” April 1968 cover (George Lois); the IBM logo (Paul Rand); the Heisman Memorial Trophy (Frank Eliscu); the Pink Panther character (Hawley Pratt); Ford Motor’s original Thunderbird (William Boyer); Big Bird (Kermit Love); the Chrysler Building (William Van Alen) and many more.

The gallery is at 144 West 14th St., Manhattan.

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