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Winterhouse Art and Design Collection of Volume 1 Number 1

Call Number: ART 14

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 266 first issues of journals ranging from small press and literary to popular culture.


  • 1917-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, 2011, 2012, 2013.


Organized into two series: I. About, 1996-2007. II. Examples, 1919-2011.


10 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The collection consists of first issues of journals ranging from small press and literary to popular culture.

Biographical / Historical

William Drenttel received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1977 with an Independent Concentration in Film and European Cultural Studies. From 1977-1985, Drenttel was a senior vice president at Saatchi & Saatchi. From 1985-1997, Drenttel was the president of Drenttel Doyle Partners. One of the leading design firms in America, the firm won over 300 design awards. Since 1997, William Drenttel worked in partnership with Jessica Helfand at Winterhouse, a design consultancy focusing on editorial development and online media; cultural and educational institutions; and social innovation initiatives. In 2002, Drenttel co-founded Design Observer, a site of design news and cultural criticism; today, the site is a leading design publication with over a million site visits a month.

Drenttel was also co-editor of Below the Fold, a journal of visual culture published by Winterhouse; the founder of the Polling Place Photo Project, an online election documentation project run in collaboration with AIGA and The New York Times; and a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Yale School of Management teaching design and innovation. As a publisher, Drenttel created books under the Winterhouse imprint for Yale University Press, University of Chicago Press and Princeton Architectural Press. He published literary works (Susan Sontag, Thomas Bernhard, Paul Celan); bibliographic works (catalogues for the Grolier Club); public policy (National Security Strategy of the U.S.); history (Kafka and film, and the 1943 destruction of Hamburg); and art and design history (Siri Hustvedt, Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand).
Guide to the Winterhouse Art and Design Collection of Volume 1 Number 1
Compiled by Arts Library Special Collections staff
December 1, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections Repository

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