When we were young we heard Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife (Don Knotts) say “Nip it in the bud” on The Andy Griffith Show. We had no idea what that expression meant, but it made an impression. Not long after, we heard Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) utter the same expression on Family Ties. Weird. And then we started noticing nip it in the bud when and where we least expected it. Our current exhibition is built around a similar idea: Notice something once. Notice it again.
Featuring a seemingly random collection of items by Milton Glaser, Louise Fili, Lance Hidy, Eric Carle, Ivan Chermayeff, Leonard Baskin, Paul Rand, Elizabeth Friedlander, Celestino Piatti, Herbert Bayer, Saul Steinberg, Corita Kent, and a host of nameless designers and illustrators, Same Diff is about paying attention, looking closely, and making connections (and collections).