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Talks and Conversations
The New Typography Now: Design Theory for the 21st Century
May 8, 2019

6:30–8 pm
Adults $8; Seniors/Students $5; Free for BGC Members
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

Prominent thinkers in art, design, and creative education will discuss the role of theory in contemporary practice. Jan Tschichold’s 1928 book The New Typography created a concrete methodology for working designers and printers based on avant-garde experiments. What does intellectual discourse look like now? Ellen Lupton will lead a conversation with Barbara Glauber, David Reinfurt, Taeyoon Choi, and Paul Stirton.

Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. He teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and he co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes on electronics, drawings, and social practice.

Barbara Glauber is the principal of Heavy Meta, a graphic design studio based in New York. Over the past two decades, she has edited, curated, and designed exhibitions; judged competitions; taught classes and workshops; and created a variety of graphic materials for her cultural clients.

Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, and graphic designer. As curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum since 1992, she has produced numerous exhibitions and books, including Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office (1993) and Mixing Messages: Graphic Design and Contemporary Culture (1996).

David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer. He is the founder of O-R-G inc., Dexter Sinister, and The Serving Library. David teaches at Princeton, was 2010 USA Rockefeller Design Fellow and his work is in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Centres Georges Pompidou, and Whitney Museum.

Paul Stirton is associate professor at Bard Graduate Center. He has a particular interest in graphic design, interiors, and print culture, although his recent work has been concerned with public monuments and cultural transfer or emigration.

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