Gordon Martin design collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

0.02 linear feet of material designed by Gordon Martin and materials from Society of Typographic Arts events, including broadsides, posters and brochures.

Biographical Historical Note

Gordon Martin was a designer and teacher in Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s. Martin was active in the Society of Typographic Arts and served as its president in 1957. He taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he also served as the head of the visual design department.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Muriel Underwood papers, Newberry Library, and Muriel Underwood papers, University of Illinois at Chicago