Fonds F0206 - Andrew Tomcik fonds

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Andrew Tomcik fonds

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CA ON00370 F0206

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2.3 m textual records ca. 5 photographs ca. 215 posters ca. 435 drawings and designs ca. 49 slides

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Andrew Tomcik is a professor, graphics designer and visual communications consultant. He was born on 18 June 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio and received a Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Art (1960) and a B. F. A. and an M. F. A. from the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, Connecticut (1964,1965). Prior to teaching at York University, Tomcik had a professional practice in corporate design and taught at Georgia State University (1967-74), directing its Division of Applied Design and Crafts (1973-1974). At York University, Tomcik is a Professor of Fine Arts (1974-present) and has been Chair of the Department of Visual Arts (1981-84, 1990-91). He has written numerous articles on design and has presented art and designs for publications such as Azure, Scan, Graphis Posters and Graphic Design Journal. His work has been exhibited and published in North America, Europe and China. As a consultant, Tomcik has created designs, artwork and posters for clients such as Companion magazine and I.B.M. and many departments at York University. Honours include the OCUFA Teaching Award in 1986 and four publication design awards from the Canadian Church Press (1988). He is a member of and has held prominent positions in the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. More recently, Tomcik was Master of Winters College, York University.

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The fonds documents Andrew Tomcik's career as a professor, graphics designer and consultant. It includes correspondence, writings, design examples, design work and posters created by Tomcik for corporate clients and York University, such as silkscreen and lithographic pieces. Also included are prints, notes, clippings, conference material, student projects, teaching files for his history of design course, design books and magazines.

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Donated by Andrew Tomcik in 2000 and 2004.


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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2000-036, 2004-005. Further accruals may be expected.

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