written by Michael Dooley
This Friday at LMU, graphic designers Maece Seirafi and Pouya Jahanshahi will give an enlightening and in-depth presentation on Arabic and Iranian design and its relevance to American culture.
Art Center Dialogues event, free and open to the community:
Dr. Peter Hall
Uses of Mapping in Design
Thursday, October 9th, 7:30 PM
Los Angeles Times Media Center
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena CA 91103
Dr. Peter Hall is a design writer and design department head at Griffith University Queensland College of Art. His research focuses on [...]
Now that saber-rattling Senators have become part of the noise demanding for U.S. escalation of the conflict with Russia, specters of a new Cold War are heating up. So what can a poor designer do in such situations? Well, Carol A. Wells, the Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, [...]
This from Philip Meggs, author of Meggs’ History of Design, about Art Center’s upcoming guest speaker: “In Warren Lehrer’s extraordinary books, full of typographic innovation, he seeks to trap thought, sound, and speech in time and space on the printed page. The result is theater… The reader – viewer/listener – experiences the pathos within the [...]
Whether it’s graphic design, branding, environments, illustration, photography, or film, the art of visual storytelling is the most powerful method to convey messages in an elegant, entertaining, and informative way. With that in mind, Art Center will hold an event at the Ahmanson titled VISUAL STORYTELLING EXAMINED this Wednesday evening, June 12th.
Husband and wife Jerry [...]
If you missed Eric Mathias’s provocative “Postmodern Suicide” performance at Art Center a few years ago, you’re in luck: he’ll be taking over my LMU class on Friday, April 26th at 11am with an updated reprise. And if you were in attendance, you can catch it again with a friend. And all for free.
Eric’s presentation [...]
This week’s big news is that Paul Shaw, acclaimed New York-based type designer, historian, and author, will be making a rare West Coast appearance, thanks to Nik Hafermaas’s Graphic Design department. During his stay Paul will participate in typography classes at Art Center. He’ll also conduct a weekend “urban lettering” walking tour of downtown L.A., [...]
This Friday, February 15th Art Center’s Paul Soady will deliver a presentation to my Loyola Marymount University class. Come hear why Eric Gill was one of the most important typeface designers of the 1930s and how his Perpetua font family still remains vital and relevant today. It’s one of the public programs hosted in conjunction [...]
You’ve seen the movie, now see the lithographs.
At the same time Victor Hugo was writing Les Misérables, about the plight of the poor in France, Honoré Daumier was graphically illustrating their wretched living conditions. He was also an active participant in the Paris uprising featured in the novel.
Famous for his powerful use of caricature and [...]