Typography Symposium: Signage + Street Typography

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Creative Go-Round 345 North Canal Street

Typography Symposium: Signage + Street Typography

Panel Discussion

Lettering in Chicago: From the Street to the Gallery
Creative Go-Round, 345 North Canal St., Chicago 
7:00–9:00 p.m. | Free | RSVP TO ERIN@STA-CHICAGO.ORG 


Chicago's streets are full of typographic inspiration with layers of new and weathered hand-painted signs. During this Design Week event we welcome Stephen Reynolds, Miguel Aguilar and Nick Adam and moderator Ryan McGovern of Design Chat to discuss the historic and current techniques of three forms of typography that we see on the streets of Chicago. We'll look at hand-painted signs, Chicago's rich influential graffiti scene, and artists who have used the street as their canvas to share a message instead of a galler

 

NICK ADAM
NICK ADAM’S WORK AS A COMMUNICATION ARTIST IS FOCUSED ON HOW AUDIENCES RELATE TO MESSAGING, ENVIRONMENTS AND ONE OTHER. HE STRIVES TO CREATE WORK THAT IS POSITIVE, PURPOSE-DRIVEN AND POWERFUL. SEE HIS WEBSITE NICKADAM.US AND HIS TUMBLR LIKE SIGNS. 

STEPHEN REYNOLDS
HAVING EARNED DEGREES IN THE FINE ARTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, STEPHEN REYNOLDS LATER STUDIED THE ART OF LETTERING AND GILDING WITH A MASTER SIGN PAINTER IN CHICAGO. HE HAS COMPLETED SIGN PAINTING COMMISSIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE FOR MAJOR MUSEUMS, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, RESTAURANTS, BUSINESSES, AND INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS SINCE 1985. 

MIGUEL AGUILAR
MIGUEL ‘KANE ONE’ AGUILAR IS A GRAFFITI ARTIST, EDUCATOR, AND FOUNDER OF GRAFFITI INSTITUTE. A CHICAGO NATIVE, HE BEGAN PAINTING GRAFFITI IN 1989. HE’S INSTALLED WORKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND HAS BECOME A HISTORIAN OF THE SOCIAL PRACTICE. MIGUEL HOLDS A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (2000) AND A MASTERS OF ART IN TEACHING (2011) FROM THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, AND WAS AWARDED A 3ARTS TEACHING ARTIST GRANT IN 2012.

 

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Lecture

Department

Center for Book and Paper Arts, School of Media Arts

Website

http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Intera...

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