The Norman S. Ives Foundation

The mission of the Ives Foundation is to record, disseminate and promote the work of Norman S. Ives, a fine artist, graphic designer, teacher and publisher. Ives’s work helped to define a period which was a high point at Yale University’s School of Art. He was an integral part of a ground-breaking program whose aim was to distinguish graphic design’s evolution out of the realm of commercial art. His art—paintings, collages and sculpture—and his teaching spawned a new generation of designers and teachers who redefined the field of design.