February 18, 2008

Chip Kidd @ Mpls Central Library!

chip.pngChip Kidd, a contemporary graphic designer most notably known for his award-winning book cover designs, will be at the Minneapolis Central Library on Feb. 27, 7pm, speaking about his own publication, The Learners, a follow-up to The Cheese Monkeys.

With The Learners, the fascinating follow-up to his national bestselling debut The Cheese Monkeys, Kidd again shows that his writing is every bit as original and memorable as his celebrated book jackets. The Leaners is a remarkable story about advertising, electro-shock torture, suicide, a giant dog, potato chips, and the Holocaust.

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I encourage you all to attend this free and local event to increase your awareness of well-known professionals in your field. Chip's dramatic and appropriate use of found images and careful integration of type is iconic and is recognized worldwide; the opportunity to see and hear him speak is one not to be missed!

February 7, 2008

Aesthetic Apparatus Trunk Show

sale.pngThe local (and totally awesome!) screenprinting duo, Aesthetic Apparatus, will be hosting their 2nd Annual "Kindling & Litter-box-liner Sale" this Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6-11pm at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis. This is a great opportunity to buy some slighty damaged but incredibly cheap posters, and also a good place to find inspiration . . . these guys really know how to print!

Check out some of the prints that will be on sale >

January 22, 2008

Abandon your computers and "Abandon Your Threads!"

Picture 1.pngSupport your fellow design peers at the 40th Annual University of Minnesota Fashion Show, Abandon Your Threads! This high-energy event will showcase work from junior and senior clothing design majors in the College of Design.

The event will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center, a designed wonder of its own.
Tickets are only $20 with a student I.D. Visit their website to get more information: