If our 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!
From the Pratt website:
“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)
By Sheena on Feb 07 2012 |