The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a hundred
posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers of our
time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico,
Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries,
as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of his
death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners'
Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi. The
printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited
in major museums and galleries around the world.
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The Designer - George Tscherny
He was born July 12, 1924 in Budapest, Hungary. From the age of
two he was raised in Berlin, Germany, where he received his elementary
In December 1938, at age 14, he escaped Nazi Germany along with
his 12 year old brother Alexander by crossing illegally into Holland.
In Holland he studied the craft of cabinet making.
In 1941 he emigrated to the United States, and worked as a machine
operator while attending high school in the evening.
He served with the U.S. army in England, France and Germany from
1945 to 1946. Upon return to civilian life, he received his first
formal art training at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial
Arts, concurrently finishing his high school education at night.
In 1947 he transferred to Pratt Institute to continue his design
studies. Sonia and George Tscherny married in 1950. They have two
He began his professional career as packaging designer with Donald
Deskey & Associates in 1950. He joined George Nelson & Associates
as graphic designer in 1953 and became an associate and head of
the graphics department before leaving there in 1955 to open an
independent design office.
Tscherny has taught design at Pratt Institute, The School of Visual
Arts, and lectured as 'Mellon Visiting Professor' at the Cooper
Union School of Art.
His posters are represented in the permanent collections of the
Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., the Cooper Hewitt Museum,
N.Y., Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Kunstgewerbemuseum,
An extensive selection of work is deposited in the print archive
and the electronic database of the Cooper Union School of Art. Over
100 posters and other examples of work are included in the AGI archives
of the Bibliotheque nationale de France.
Tscherny served two terms as president of the American Institute
of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale
In 1988 the American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded George Tscherny
their annual medal 'In recognition of distinguished achievements
and contribution to the graphic arts'.
In 1992 the Visual Arts Museum invited Tscherny to mount a one-man
retrospective of his work in 'The Masters Series: honoring the great
visual communicators of our time'.
In 1997 George Tscherny was inducted into the New York Art Directors
Hall of Fame.