On the Island

Happy Memorial Day! If you’re in New York and looking for something to do…

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis teamed up with the Cooper-Hewitt in NY to create a monumental exhibition on graphic design – Graphic Design: Now in Production. The show started in Minneapolis this past fall, and opened on Governor’s Island in New York this holiday weekend. It  explores the transformation of graphic design from a little-known field to a creative tool with wide and varied outlets. Additionally, it “showcases a series of developments over the past decade, such as the entrepreneurial nature of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of titling sequences for film and television; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.” One not to miss – on view until September 2, travelling to LA, Houston and Winston-Salem following.

(Image of a section of Fanette Mellier’s Specimen poster)