The October 24, 2013 – February 23, 2014
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
secca.org (approx: 270 miles)
// Graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. The rise of user-generated content, new methods of publishing and systems of distribution, and the wide dissemination of creative software have opened up new opportunities for design. More designers are becoming producers—authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs—actively employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences. At the same time, people from other fields are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. //
// Featuring work produced since 2000 in the most vital sectors of communication design, Graphic Design: Now in Production explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, communities, and individuals; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the trans- formation of raw data into compelling information narratives.
Graphic Design: Now in Production is co-organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York. The exhibition is curated by Andrew Blauvelt, Curator of Architecture and Design, Walker Art Center and Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. //