Pratt GradComD Spring 2013 Design Lecture Series

Tuesday - February 12, 2013

The Graduate Communications Design Department will present three talks as part of its spring 2013 design lecture series on Thursday, February 21; Thursday, March 21; and Monday, April 1 in Manhattan. The series will feature talks by Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), The Post Family, and Greg D'Onofrio of Kind Company.

All talks will begin promptly at 6PM.

Sonnenzimmer
Thursday, February 21, 6 PM
123 West 18th Street, Third Floor, Room 301
Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi are Sonnenzimmer, a Chicago-based art and print studio founded in 2006 that is influenced by pop-culture and driven by form and technique. The duo model their business on the idea of a music studio -- making, performing, and touring with their designs. Their work combines typography, printmaking, graphic design, and fine art, creating a sophisticated and contemporary aesthetic.
sonnenzimmer.com

The Post Family
Thursday, March 21, 6 PM
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor, Room 213
The Post Family is a designer collective and "family" of friends that support each other's creative passions in an industrial space on the outskirts of Chicago. The Post Family is also a gallery, letterpress and screen printing studio, and experimental music venue and creative incubator that was founded in 2007 as a respite from their digital day jobs. The Family, who rely both on digital and analog modes of creation, consists of Rod Hunting, Chad Kouri, David Sieren, Davey Sommers, Sam Rosen, Alex Fuller, and Scott Thomas.
thepostfamily.com

Kind Company
Monday, April 1, 6 PM
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor, Room 213
Patricia Belen and Greg D'Onofrio are practicing designers, writers, graphic design history enthusiasts and collectors. Alongside client work at their small studio, Kind Company, Patricia & Greg organize and write for their self-initiated project, Display - a collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. From the experimental to the playful to the rational, this hands-on discussion will feature original works from Display and serve as an important overview of Modernism in graphic design. This visual treat will include examples of lesser-known designers or the lesser-known work of well-known designers including: Herbert Bayer, Lester Beall, Karl Gerstner, Franco Grignani, Alvin Lustig, Herbert Matter, Bob Noorda, Paul Rand, Studio Boggeri, Ladislav Sutnar and Massimo Vignelli, among others.
thisisdisplay.org
kindcompany.com

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