Alan Peckolick, co-founder of Pushpin Lubalin Peckolick, has donated his papers to New York University’s Fales Collection, housed in the NYU Bobst Library. The Fales Collection is the rare book repository of NYU and contains more than 200,000 volumes and 5,000 linear feet of archives. One of the many foci of the Fales Collection is the history of printing, and Peckolick’s papers will add to this.
Alan Peckolick, a graduate of Pratt Institute, opened his own studio in 1968 and worked in all areas of design and typography. He designed four books that were chosen for the “best list” of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 1996 the artist formed his own design group, Peckolick & Partners.
Peckolick’s design works have been featured in Graphis Magazine, Art Direction Magazine, Idea Magazine and Graphics Today.
Peckolick is also a painter whose work has been exhibited at The Culture Project and is currently on exhibit at the 473 Broadway Gallery. The artist has had a decades-long fascination with letterform and is well known for the typographic forms he created.
The NYU Fales Collection in Bobst Library was given to the university in 1975 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father. Its outstanding holdings include first editions of English novels, collections of materials related to Robert Frost and Lewis Carroll, and the papers of numerous writers. Its Downtown Collection documents the New York art scene from 1975 to the present.