Alan Peckolick is an internationally recognized graphic designer, artist and photographer.
He is known for the typographic forms he has created. His fascination for the graphic letter form underpins much of his work, as he draws much of his inspiration from historic signage and lettering from around the world. His projects have included logo design and corporate identity for such clients as Revlon, New York University and Baruch College. He has designed annual reports for such Fortune 500 companies as: AT&T, General Motors, BellSouth and Pfizer. Internationally, he has worked for Société Générale (France), Grupo Industrial Alfa (Mexico), Mercedes-Benz (Germany) and Sony (Japan).
Upon graduating from Pratt Institute in 1964, Peckolick went to work as the assistant to the renowned designer Herb Lubalin. In 1968 he opened his own design office. In 1972 he joined Lubalin, Smith, Carnase, which several years later was reorganized and renamed Lubalin Peckolick Associates.
Peckolick has earned over 500 design awards worldwide. His work has been featured in design journals and books. Since 1985 he has been included in every edition of Who's Who in America, and since 1990 in every edition of Who's Who in Graphic Design. In 2008, he was one of 10 designers included in China's first survey of international graphic design. His poster work is in the permanent collection of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. In addition to lecturing on graphic design in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Tokyo, London and Bergen, he regularly lectures at Parsons The New School for Design.
In 2002, Peckolick was invited to donate his archive to New York University's Fales Collection, housed in the Bobst Library. In 2005, he was the subject of a career retrospective at the university's Tracey/Barry Gallery, titled A Life in Type: The Graphic Design of Alan Peckolick.
Peckolick has been painting professionally since 1998. He is represented in London by the Cosa Gallery, in New York by the Atlantic Gallery and in Key West, Florida, by the Lucky Street Gallery. His paintings are in numerous private collections in the United States and Europe.
Peckolick is also the author of Herb Lubalin: Art Director, Graphic Designer and Typographer (American Showcase, 1985).
Peckolick’s other interests are evident in his service on boards such as the advisory board of the Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles, the Glaucoma Foundation and Save the Whales (Boston, Massachusetts). He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale, the Type Directors Club of New York and the Vintage Car Club of America. He is also an honorary member of the Art Directors Club of Bergen, Norway.
In 2010 he had design exhibits at Pratt Institute and NJ College of Art and was invited by the United Nations to design the poster for that year’s World Environment Day.