Alexander Girard post left you wanting more, there’s the perfect event for you
in Brooklyn next week. Todd Oldham, whose massive 672 page tome on the seminal
Mid-Century designer hit shelves late last year, will lecture at Pratt
Institute on Tuesday the 14th. The lecture is free and open to the
public. Maybe we’ll see you there!
“As one of the most prolific and versatile
mid-20th century designers, Girard's work spanned many disciplines, including
textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design,
interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture.
includes an incredible list of projects, including his bold, colorful, and
iconic textile designs for Herman Miller (1952-1975), his typographic designs
for La Fonda del Sol restaurant (1960), his celebrated retail store Textiles
and Objects (1961), his own Girard Foundation (1962) that houses his extensive,
personal collection of folk art from around the world, and his complete
branding and environmental design for Braniff International Airways (1965).
Distinguished as an
innovator of accessible design, Oldham is the founder of Todd Oldham Studio, a
full-service design firm. Originally a New York fashion designer and host on
MTV's "House of Style," Oldham's career has evolved to include all
areas of design from interior design, film, and photography, to furniture,
graphic art, and product design.”
6 PM, Tuesday, February 14,
Higgins Hall Center Section Auditorium
61 St. James Places (corner of Lafayette)