I was a guest speaker/presenter for the Graphic Design program in the Art Department at Central Michigan University, November 12–13, 2013. On the evening of November 12, I gave a talk called “Singing the Surface,” and followed the next day with a presentation of my “Graphic Equalizer,” after the essay in my book Volume. Thanks to David Stairs of CMU and Designers Without Borders for the invitation, and the brave/inquisitive students and faculty that came to the events.
I am co-organizer of the AIGA Design Education conference Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, to be held at Old Dominion University April 12–14, 2013. My co-conspirators David Cabianca, Jiwon Lee, and Jason Tselentis. The conference’s focus is on criticism and critical writing in and about graphic design. Presentations will be in the areas of Practice and Theory, History, Writing, and Education, with keynote speeches by Rick Poynor, Michele Champagne, and David Stairs. Plus panels, roundtables, workshops, and fun for the whole family. And an exhibition, Mount, that features graphic design artifacts from my personal collection. Information about the conference can be found here.