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Apr 29, 2020

Honoring Scott Lindberg

Objects collected by Scott Lindberg, including designs by Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Ladislav Sutnar, Herb Lubalin, Paul Rand, and Alvin Lustig
Objects collected by Scott Lindberg, including designs by Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Ladislav Sutnar, Herb Lubalin, Paul Rand, and Alvin Lustig.

Through his extensive knowledge and keen curator’s eye, Scott Lindberg was a constant source of inspiration to the design community in the Seattle area and beyond.

Scott Lindberg in front of his album cover and book jacket collection
Scott Lindberg, 1969–2020. Photo: Kim Belanger
Tributes to Scott

You may know him as the man behind New Documents (@dcmnts) — an incredible collection of 20th-century album art, book covers, and design artifacts. He was a genuinely kind person and will be missed by many.

Scott’s collection is among the best we’ve ever seen, and we’re honored to be its new home. We’ll carry on his legacy of research and enthusiasm by caring for and making accessible the Scott Lindberg Collection, as well as continuing to show his exhibit, the Shape of Sound, curated with Civilization. We’ll have more news about this soon.

Scott’s family is grateful for the outpouring of support they’ve received. They asked us to create this page so they could direct friends and family here to donate in his honor. These funds will support the care of his collection and contribute to extending his research.