Thursday, 10:11am
16 September 2010


The Designs of Lou Dorfsman celebrated at Kemistry Gallery

Kemistry Gallery is celebrating the work of legendary designer Lou Dorfsman, art director for the CBS network in a new exhibition opening with a private view tonight from 6pm.

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We were lucky enough to see one of the show’s highlights being created: the downsized 2D version of the famous CBS cafeteria wall created by Lou, Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase out of 1500 individual characters all produced in three dimensions in order to cast interesting shadows and house fabricated objects such as hands and sausages. A great piece of typographic history to see up close. See the feature in Eye 20 for more information.

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Kemistry Gallery
43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch
17 September — 30 October
London EC2A 3PD

Here are some spreads from the great Dorfsman & CBS book.

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Eye magazine is available from all good design bookshops and at the online Eye shop, where you can order subscriptions, single issues and back issues. Student subscriptions are half price, see