Nomination
An alumnus of the class of 1973 writes, "Jacqueline Casey spent 30 years at MIT, designing posters and graphics for lectures, symposia, concerts, exhibitions, and a wealth of events on campus. She was originally brought to MIT by Muriel Cooper, a fellow alumna of Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. At the MIT Office of Design Services, Casey extended the strong International Style typography and appearance of MIT Press publications, by producing posters that spread all over campus, and beyond. Her style combined clear, strong graphical images with a wit and often a humorous flair that seized the attention of the torrent of people pouring through the Infinite Corridor. In many ways, Casey is responsible for the clean, straightforward "look" of MIT graphics today.

"After Casey's death in 1992, a collection of her posters was donated to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where her works are on permanent display online (http://library.rit.edu/special/JacquelineCasey.htm). In addition, a large selection of her work may be held by the MIT Archives and/or the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS). Her alma mater, MassArt, also holds archives of her early work."

"In 1992, the MIT Museum recognized Casey's long career by publishing "Posters: Jacqueline S. Casey, Thirty Years of Design at MIT"."
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  • Jackie Casey set the MIT graphic image for at least 2 decades. Her ongoing influence is also clear. I hope you honor her in the MIT150 exhibition.

    Michael Marcus

    15 Jan 10 at 12:49 pm

  • Ms. Casey is an unpromoted icon of graphic design. Men with weaker portfolios have been celebrated more and I hope that MIT can elevate her in 150 to expose a new generation to her work.

    Michael Hendrix

    13 Jun 10 at 5:27 pm