The next few days are going to be quite busy for designers in the Twin Cities! On Monday night, join Andrew and me for a brief discussion about the ideas behind the Graphic Design: Now in Production catalogue, followed by a book signing, and then step right next door and check out the closing night of the WOMN: Women in Minnesota Design exhibition. And before that goes down, there are three great design lectures for you to choose from (Åbäke and Dexter Sinister in the same weekend?). So here is the schedule:
Join Common Good Books in welcoming Andrew Blauvelt and Emmet Byrne to a special book-signing event on Monday evening, November 14 at the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul. Andrew is the curator of the current international design exhibition on view at the Walker Art Center and editor and co-designer of the companion catalog Graphic Design: Now in Production. Emmet Byrne is the Walker’s design director and co-designer of the catalog. Join them for a sip of wine and a brief discussion about the book and exhibition, followed by a book-signing. This event is thoughtfully and generously hosted by Common Good Books, a super charming independent bookstore at the intersection of Selby & Western. Don’t have the catalog? No worries. Books will be for sale at the event. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALSO IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS:
SUNDAY, Nov. 13, 1 PM, Minneapolis College of Art and Design:
MONDAY, Nov. 14, 1 PM, Minneapolis College of Art and Design:
Dexter Sinister (as represented by Stuart Bailey) lecture
MONDAY, Nov. 14, 5:30–7:00 PM, Varsity Theater:
Policy and a Pint: Can Design Change The World?
When you hear the word “design,” you might think of iPods or I.M. Pei: artfully-conceived objects, be it architecture, gadgets, automobiles, or clothing. But can design be something that’s much more than pleasing to the senses? Can it actually serve a greater human good? That’s the question we’ll tackle at our next Policy and a Pint, presented by 89.3 The Current and The Citizens League and sponsored by Best Buy. Join us as we discuss how designers are going beyond simply making cool stuff to solving problems, filling needs, and maybe even making the world a better place. Our guests will be Bill Thorburn, CEO and Chief Design Officer at The Thorburn Group; Bernard Canniffe, Professor and Chair of Design, MCAD; and Tom Fisher, Professor of Architecture and Dean of the College of Design University of Minnesota. It’s sure to be a fascinating and fun evening, complete with the usual tasty beverages of course.