deborah sussman loves los angeles deborah sussman loves los angeles
dec 18, 2013

deborah sussman loves los angeles

 

 

last week the exhibition ‘deborah sussman loves los angeles‘ opened at the WUHO gallery in los angeles.

 

the exhibit, which will run until january 19, 2014 focuses on sussman’s earlier work: pieces from her days at eames studio, the graphics she designed for the j. magnin department store with frank gehry and sussman/prejza‘s environmental graphics for the 1984 olympics in los angeles.

 

 


view of the exhibition at the WUHO gallery (exhibition design by bestor architecture and tom kracauer)

 

 

‘the exhibition came about when the architect, barbara bestor approached me back in june this year and suggested the idea of a retrospective show at the WUHO. since then both of our teams, nelson daly, the WUHO staff and graphic designer, tom kracauer have worked on putting it together. after quite some time searching through my archive we decided to focus on the earlier work as much of it hadn’t been exhibited or published before, especially side by side. it’s been a thrill to work on and we’re all very happy with the result.’ – deborah sussman

 

see more pieces from the exhibition and learn about deborah’s career in our recent interview with her.

 

 


view of the exhibition at the WUHO gallery

 

 


original sonotubes from the 1984 olympics environmental graphics program

 

 


1984 olympics environmental graphics program (sussman/prejza with the jerde partnership, inc.)

 

 


environmental graphics for the 1984 olympics (pictograms by keith bright)

 

 


see more images of this project

 

 


1984 olympics identity guidelines

 

 


exploration of how graphics could be applied to stadiums for the 1984 olympics

 

 


j. magnin department store doorway, circa late 60’s (with frank gehry)

 

 


j. magnin store front

 

 


detail of the j. magnin signage

 

 


hoardings around the joseph magnin store prior to its opening

 

 


standard shoes store, late ’60s / early ’70s (with frank gehry)

 

 


standard shoes in-store graphics

 

 


standard shoes signage awaiting installation

 

 


catalog for an exhibition of LA pop art, 1963

 

 


paper bags for the los angeles county museum of art, mid 1960s

 

 


set of six silk screen printed playing cards, 1961

 

 


4th of july glasses, 1965

 

 


sussman and the eames office wearing 4th of july glasses

 

 


instructions for the ‘house of cards’ by eames studio 1954 (graphic design by deborah sussman)

 

 

 

 


deborah sussman loves los angeles
WUHO gallery, woodbury university, LA
december 12, 2013 – january 19, 2014
(exhibition logo by tom kracauer)

 

 

 

exhibition poster designed by tom kracauer
featuring escher panels by deborah sussman & co. for standard shoes, 1970
8 color screenprint (edition of 125)
available here for $100

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