Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum presents their latest exhibition, Graphic Design: Now In Production, beginning September 29, 2012 and running until January 6, 2013. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, are both the initial coordinators of this new demonstration.
Key curators include Andrew Blauvelt, curator of architecture and design at The Walker Art Center, and Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt. The presentation is a collaboration of works created since 2000; it showcases posters, books, magazines, identity and branding, information graphics, typography and typefaces, and film and television title graphics. Brooke Hodge, director, exhibition management and publications, spearheads the upcoming exhibit for the Hammer.
Celebrating both the recent technological advances in software and the societal changes due to social networking, the exhibit acts as somewhat of a timeline, guiding you through a progression in visual communication. The 21st Century has proved an exciting time for those in the graphic design profession. From Albert Exergian’s poster based on American Television to Jop Van Bennekom’s Fantastic Man, which Interview Magazine calls, “One of the most remarkable magazines of this era.”
If you’re looking for a stimulating afternoon, the Hammer Museum’s newest production is where you want to be!
10899 Wilshire Blvd. (at Westwood Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and UCLA Alumni members
Free for students, military personnel, veterans and visitors 17 and under.