Pan Am, 1970-1971

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives archivist, Beth Kleber, and the Pan Am Portugal poster

My research project on Ivan Chermayeff’s posters for Pan Am has just had its fourth incarnation: after presenting my findings in an in-class presentation and on a poster (after the jump) for Steven Heller’s D-Crit course, I later pitched the story (on Heller’s and Alice Twemlow’s reccomendation) to John L. Walters, eye magazine’s editor-in-chief. My article, Flight of the Imagination, came out on issue #73 of the magazine in October. This week, the follow-up post I wrote on the process was published and fully linked on the eye blog. This has been a truly exciting project to work on, and I am looking forward to future incarnations and encounters that may happen.

The poster I designed for my 3000-word essay


  1. greg wrote:

    fantastic fantastic fantastic poster. Wow. Did I say it’s just fantastic?

  2. That is brilliant reports. Thank you for sharing that together with people!

  3. nathan wrote:

    saw the posters on display at MOCA and have been looking to buy
    reprints of the posters. Did you print your Portugal poster yourself
    or did you find a reprint or is it an original 70’s print?

  4. Max wrote:

    I have been quite frankly obsessed with these Ivan Chermayeff posters for quite some time. a similiar question to Nathan’s: did you reproduce the portugal poster, or did you acquire an original?

  5. Frederico wrote:

    None of the above. I couldn’t find one I could acquire, and shot this one at the SVA archive.

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