Post Typography "Greatest Misses"

Faculty members Nolen Strals ’01 and Bruce Willen ’02 of the Baltimore design studio Post Typography give a behind-the scenes peek at the design process, illustrated with never-before-seen projects that fell short, missed the mark or were blown off target by the fickle winds of client taste. Originally conceived as an avant-garde anti-design movement, Post Typography specializes in graphic design, conceptual typography and custom lettering/illustration with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory and vandalism. In 2007, Strals and Willen incorporated Post Typography as a full-time design studio, where they continue to work for a variety of clients including the New York Times, U.S. Green Building Council, John Legend & The Roots and Random House. The studio recently wrote and designed Lettering & Type, a book on lettering and typeface design published by Princeton Architectural Press. This lecture is sponsored by the Graphic Design Department.

Free and open to the public.

About Post Typography
Originally conceived as an avant-garde anti-design movement by Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen, Post Typography specializes in graphic design, conceptual typography, and custom lettering/illustration with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism. In 2007, Strals and Willen incorporated Post Typography as a full time design studio, where they continue to work for a variety of clients including The New York Times, U.S. Green Building Council, John Legend & The Roots, and Random House. Their work has received numerous fancy design awards and has been featured in such books as Ellen Lupton's Graphic Design: The New Basics, Phaidon's Area 2, and Taschen's Contemporary Graphic Design, as well as a monograph of the studio’s work by European publisher Pyramyd Éditions. Post Typography have appeared in multiple design and art exhibitions, and their posters are collected by high school punk rockers and prominent designers (whom they consider equally important). Strals and Willen teach classes in design and typography at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and have lectured at the Cooper Union, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and Harvard University among others. The studio recently wrote and designed Lettering & Type, a book on lettering and typeface design, published by Princeton Architectural Press.

www.posttypography.com

Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Falvey Hall: Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Event Type

Lecture, Speaker/Lecture/Reading

Departments

Graphic Design Department

Tags

post typography, artist talk, nolen strals, bruce willen

Cost

Free and open to the public.

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#post_typography_greatest_misses

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