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|“Next” is your opportunity to see Helvetica!
According to the Chicago Tribune, “The film says a great deal without raising its voice, lending wit and grace to an inquiry regarding the way a medium, a squiggle or the precise space between two letters affects a million different messages and a billion different eyeballs.”
Register now for “Next: AIGA Design Conference,” October 11–14 in Denver. Then grab some popcorn. We’ll save you a seat!
Today, September 5, is the last chance to have your name included in the attendee directory. Register now.
More speakers you’ll want to hear:
Bill Buxton, designer and researcher, Microsoft, and Hugh Dubberly, founder, Dubberly Design Office, consider how design education should prepare students for a changing future. Looking at technology’s currents trends—how processors will keep getting smaller and faster, as computers and sensors are included in more and more products—how can we predict what the next generation’s designers will face over the course of their working lives? This panel looks at what design education can provide that will endure.
Ed Fella, 2007 AIGA medalist, shares his knowledge as an “exit-level designer.” The Calarts professor says he has no “next” other than working on some “bad paintings.” But he does have a 50-year career in graphic design to draw on (literally) and rework (deconstruct), both as an alternate (counter-factual) history of itself and as a current practice. Armed with “after-the-event” flyers, roadside snapshots of vernacular lettering and countless sketchbook pages, Fella re-presents his story as a narrative of hope for the next generation of graphic designers.
Julie Lasky, editor, I.D. magazine, presents Lusting for Fresh Blood: Confessions of a Talent Scout. Designers are fearless. They dream impossible dreams, embark on insane projects, and don’t seem particularly concerned about starvation. Ever on the search for emerging design talent, Lasky elaborates on the combination of hunger and talent found in the multidisciplinary young designers who’ve recently won the hearts of I.D.’s editors.
Daniel Libeskind, architect, Frederic C. Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum, has for decades developed his radically poetic architectural language through creating monumental drawings and models that serve as influences to a generation of architecture students. Libeskind discusses how he brought his architectural and urban vision to Denver in the context of his past and future work and, above all, forms relationships between visual communication and architecture.
For the full listing of speakers and descriptions of the presentations, visit designconference.aiga.org.
Don’t miss the Champagne Celebration of AIGA medalists!
Wednesday, October 10
“Next” online gallery: Share your vision of what’s
Come early and stay late!
AIGA would like to thank the following partners in presenting “Next: AIGA Design Conference”:
AIGA National Partners
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