Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Image of the Day

The cover of Jop van Bennekom's Fantastic Man issue no.2, 2005, featuring Giles Deacon – featured in the vast new exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production, presented jointly by the Walker Arts Center and the Cooper-Hewitt.
This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the rise of user-generated content and new creative software, along with innovations in publishing and distribution systems, people outside the field are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. At the same time, designers are becoming producers: authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.
Graphic Design: Now in Production is the largest museum exhibition on the subject since the Walker’s seminal 1989 exhibition Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History, and the Cooper-Hewitt’s 1996 comprehensive survey, Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture. Appropriately, this exhibition is being developed jointly with the Cooper-Hewitt.
The exhibition is at the Walker through January 12, and then I believe it will travel to New York and worldwide. Click here for more info.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Saw the exhibit last weekend. You should come visit!!!