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Guide to the Albert Schiller type pictures, 1927-1964

Collection Overview

Kellen Design Archives
Creator - Typographer
Schiller, Albert, ca. 1899-1970
Albert Schiller type pictures, 1927-1964
1.8 linear ft: 1 oversize box
Typographer Albert Schiller (1898-1970) created artworks using pre-cast metal type elements. The collection is comprised of type pictures and printing samples featured in a 1976 exhibit at Parsons.

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Organization and Arrangement

Matboards are arranged in chronological order by the items adhered to them. When more than one item appears on a board, the earliest date is used.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives January 13, 2011

66 5th Ave./
lobby level/
New York, NY, 10011

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the Kellen Design Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

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Related Materials

The Los Angeles Public Library and the Rochester Institute of Technology hold related collections of Albert Schiller's work. A reference file on Albert Schiller is available in the Kellen Design Archives.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Advertising Agencies' Service Company.


  • Bookmarks.
  • Christmas cards.
  • Exhibition records.
  • Newsletters.
  • Samples.


  • Advertising layout and typography.
  • Graphic design (Typography).
  • Printing -- Specimens.

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Collection Inventory

Type Pictures 
Title Box Folder
Bookmarks featuring poetry quotations, before 1964  OSxxx-1 1
A Christmas Most Merry [poster], after 1938  OSxxx-1 2

Includes titles of other type pictures in the collection.

Second Church, 1927  OSxxx-1 3
The Machine, 1927  OSxxx-1 4
Printing samples, 1928-1950  OSxxx-1 5
The Mandarin, 1930  OSxxx-1 6
The Fountain, 1931  OSxxx-1 7
A Toast at Christmas, 1934  OSxxx-1 8
At the Opera, 1935  OSxxx-1 9
Approach to the City, 1937  OSxxx-1 10
Isometric City, Typewasset holiday card, 1937, 1951  OSxxx-1 11
The Antique Shop, 1938  OSxxx-1 12
From a Penthouse Window, 1939  OSxxx-1 13
New York Post clipping "Fire the Artist and Buy a Robot," 1938 Jan 11  OSxxx-1 14
The Ampersand Machine, 1940  OSxxx-1 15
Poster for retrospective exhibition at Long Island University, 1948  OSxxx-1 16
A Christmas Broadway, 1950  OSxxx-1 17
Type Talks Newsletter,  New York Chimes newsletter, 1950, 1964  OSxxx-1 18
Totems in the Great Northwest, 1952  OSxxx-1 19
The Museum, 1954  OSxxx-1 20

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Collection guide Last Updated: 08/30/2012

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