Join us Nov 11 as Ellen Lupton vents her rage about dumb quotes, bad kerning, free fonts, over-priced toasters, over-stuffed pillows, ill-fitting bras, adult orthodontia, and more, much more. Lupton is a curator, writer, designer, teacher, and world-class complainer who is obsessed with uncovering the design problems all around us. Today, anyone can be a designer-or a publisher, pundit, rock star, or filmmaker. Does that mean we're heading for a more vibrant and interesting world, or one where high quality and good taste are destined for a global meltdown?
Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA in Baltimore. She is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal. A frequent lecturer around the U.S. and the world, Lupton will speak about design to anyone who will listen.
This Sunday evening, Miguel Luciano's work will be featured in a PBS/Thirteen series entitled Art Through Time: A Global View<http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/>. It's a thirteen-part series that examines works of art created around the world in different eras. His work is featured in the first episode, entitled Converging Cultures, which looks at historic and contemporary examples of cultural clashes or collaborations that have led to "hybrid styles, innovative new forms, and the reinterpretation of traditional signs and symbols". This episode also features the work of artists Takashi Murakami and Guillermo Gomez Peña.
For those in the NY / NJ area, the program airs this Sunday, October 10th at 11:30pm on Channel 13. (It will also air on October 24th at 2:30pm.)
You can also view the complete series of Art Trough Time: A Global View<http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/> online.