Graphic Design: Now in Production has finally made its way to California, landing at the Hammer Museum at UCLA in Westwood. It’s a strange strange feeling seeing the google logo hung up in an exhibition space. Some things in the show are clearly more successful in an exhibition space, the Brand New before & after logo wall does a really good job at interacting with the viewer. Designer or not.
It’s a huge deal for the graphic design world, especially American design, to have a national exhibition. I tip my hat to Andrew Blauvelt and the crew at the Walker for getting this done. With that said, is this a graphic design show for graphic designers? Is that a problem? Does this show act as an educational tool so people can understand what graphic design actually is? I hope so, maybe my parents can finally understand that I don’t design video games.
Make sure you go see the show before it closes, and take a friend or family member so they can see what being a ‘graphic designer’ actually means. And don’t forget to check out the museum store, which features tons of design goodies from the show.
Film Titles curated by the Art of the Title:
With Brooke Hodge
Sunday, October 14, 2Pm
A Cooler Ride: Michael Lejeune
Thursday, October 25, 7:30Pm
Three Of A Kind: Brian Roettinger, Gail Swanlund, And Henri Lucas Tuesday, November 20, 7:30Pm
Wednesday, November 28, 7:30Pm
Michael Bierut & Ellen Lupton
Thursday, November 29, 7:30Pm