STA Honorary Member
STA Honorary Member 2016 /
Paula Scher


The Honorary Member Award is the equivalent of STA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. It is bestowed upon high profile designers who have made unique, lasting and noteworthy contributions to the field of professional graphic design, nationally or internationally.

For four decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design. Described as the “master conjurer of the instantly familiar,” Scher straddles the line between pop culture and fine art in her work. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images have entered into the American vernacular.

Scher has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram since 1991. She began her career as an art director in the 1970s and early 80s, when her eclectic approach to typography became highly influential. In the mid-1990s her landmark identity for The Public Theater fused high and low into a wholly new symbology for cultural institutions, and her recent architectural collaborations have re-imagined the urban landscape as a dynamic environment of dimensional graphic design. Her graphic identities for Citibank and Tiffany & Co. have become case studies for the contemporary regeneration of American brands.

Join us on Thursday, November 10th at Morningstar as we honor the work of one of America’s legendary designers and thinkers.

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