“Behind the Platen” is an exhibition celebrating the legacy of letterpress printing. The exhibit includes work from artists and printers in our region, and demonstrates how the medium is being explored and utilized in our contemporary design culture.
The exhibition will showcase the range of letterpress work done by shops and individuals in the Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio area. Along with the exhibited work, it will also educate on the history of the medium through development of current day trends. This body of work will share the passion of those continuing the legacy of letterpress printing.
The exhibit will open on Wednesday, September 10 and will kickoff with a lecture at 7:00 PM by Bob Kelemen, an accomplished printer designer, and design educator whose letterpress work has been recognized in regional and national competitions. He will speak on the use of letterpress as a tactile learning tool for design and will put into context how letterpress is being explored in our art and design culture.
AIGA Pittsburgh will be hosting Shutterstock's Pixels of Fury, a live design competition. This competition pits designers against one another in a high-speed challenge, cheered on by the audience. With the judges and crowd watching, the pressure is on to create the most compelling work before the clock runs out. Whose inspiration will shine brightest?
In New York on October 22, but unable to attend the "Gain" conference? We have a limited number of seats available for the professional development workshops and leadership symposium on Wednesday. Negotiations, design leadership, fundraising and more; these intensive, three-and-a-half hour workshops are designed to be both instructional and hands-on. For more information, visit: http://www.aiga.org/professional-development
Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business? For more information, visit: gainconference.aiga.org