By Milton Glaser
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25 26 32 The wall includes a pattern originally developed as a rug with color variations . 27 33 I simplified it for use in the space  and applied the dots to metal panels . 28 29 34 I finally used it as a graphic module for the 10- by 18-foot bar 35 , the central element of the theater’s interior. 30 36 The dot pattern reads as a visual metaphor for a glowing light. The “conversation” between the real reflections created by the gold-leaf light fixture and the highly polished, curved metal panels is the most interesting aspect of the bar.
35 36 42 Another series of patterns involved the creation of a moiré, using simple yellow lines that widen at random. It produces a wavy pattern in the background that doesn’t really exist [37, 38]. Another adaptation of a similar idea using a darker palette . 37 38 39 44 The design seemed like a perfect surface for another School of Visual Arts poster called The Secret of Art , which is also the title of the Visual Arts Theater mural [page 29]. In some way, this poster also engages the basic theme of this exhibition, In Search of the Miraculous.