On April 19, 2016 Kara Walker, Tepper Chair in Visual Arts, delivers this special lecture in honor of the graduating Class of 2016. The poster is designed by Anna-Sophia Vukovich. She says, “
I took Kara Walker’s black cut-paper silhouettes as inspirations for the poster. I created my own cutout type, using this as the main element for the design. I wanted it to be both bold and simple, reflecting on the strength of politics in her work.
May 1, 2014-June 18, 2014
On view at the AIGA National Design Center (May 1–June 18)
Interest in type, typefaces, typography and fonts has grown far beyond the graphic design community, yet few truly understand how and why these vital components of design are created and applied. This exhibition, organized by Monotype and designed by AIGA Medalist and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller for the AIGA National Design Center, celebrates 100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us.
Gathering rare and unique works from premier archives in the United States and London, “Century” will serve as the hub of a series of presentations, workshops and events held at the AIGA gallery as well as the Type Directors Club and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union in New York City. The “Century” exhibition features a range of artifacts representing the evolution from typeface conception to fonts in use. Typeface production drawings by the preeminent designers of the last 100 years, proofs, type posters and announcement broadsides are supplemented by publications, advertising, ephemera and packaging.