Alan Peckolick

Alan Jay Peckolick (October 3, 1940 – August 3, 2017) was an American graphic designer, painter, and photographer.

Peckolick was known for the typographic forms he created. His fascination for the graphic letter form underpinned much of his play a role as he drew much of his inspiration from historic signage and lettering. His projects included logo design and corporate identity for Revlon and New York University (typographic logo). He intended annual reports for AT&T, General Motors, Bell South and Pfizer. Internationally he worked for Society General (France), Grupo Industrial Alfa (Mexico), Mercedes-Benz (Germany) and Sony (Japan).

Upon graduating from Pratt Institute in 1964, Peckolick went to take action as an co-conspirator to designer Herb Lubalin. In 1968 he opened his own design office. In 1972 he associated Lubalin, Smith & Carnase; several years difficult the company was reorganized and renamed Lubalin Peckolick Associates.

Peckolick's take action earned him more than 500 design awards worldwide, including honorary association in the art director's club of Bergen, Norway. His show has been featured in design journals and books. From 1985 on, Peckolick was included in all edition of "Who's Who in America" and past 1990 in every edition of "Who's Who in Graphic Design". In 2008, he was fixed as one of ten designers to be included in China's first survey of international graphic design. His poster put it on is in the surviving collection of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. Apart from lecturing upon graphic design in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Tokyo, London and Bergen, he regularly lectured at Parsons The New School for Design.

In 2002, Peckolick was invited to donate his archive to New York University's Fales Collection, housed in the Bobst Library. He was the subject of a career retrospective be in at the university's Tracey/Barry Gallery in Autumn 2005, titled "A Life in Type: The Graphic Design Work of Alan Peckolick".

Peckolick began painting professionally in 1998. His piece of legislation is represented in London (Cosa Gallery), New York City (Atlantic Gallery), and in Key West, FL (Lucky Street Gallery). His paintings are in numerous private collections in the US and Europe.

Peckolick's board affiliations included the Glaucoma Foundation and Save the Whales (Boston, MA). Peckolick was on the advisory board of Medasset, Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles. He was a zealot of Alliance Graphique Internationale, the Type Directors Club of New York, and the Vintage Car Club of America. He was an honorary aficionada of the Art Directors Club of Bergen, Norway.

Peckolick was married to fellow graphic artiste Jessica Weber.

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