+ Expand all text to enable full keyword searching

Guide to the Albert Schiller type pictures, 1927-1964

Collection Overview


Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier


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 35 type pictures and printing samples featured in a 1976 exhibit at Parsons.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Albert Schiller type pictures, KA.0060, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

Return to Top »

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.

Return to Top »

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - January 13, 2011

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

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Albert Schiller type pictures, KA.0060, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Evidently donated to the archives in 1976 and 2005.

Return to Top »

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 New School Archives' Designer files collection (PC.08.04.01).

Return to Top »

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.

Return to Top »

Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Albert Schiller type pictures, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/KA0060.

Return to Top »

Collection Inventory

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

Includes titles of other type pictures in the collection.

OSxxx-1 2
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

Collection Guide Last Updated: 02/28/2017

Creative Commons License This collection guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.