Graphic Design: Now in Production

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
May 26, 2012 -- Sept 3, 2012 Open weekends and holiday Mondays, 10am to 6pm Building 110, Governors Island, New York. Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today. The rise of user-generated content, alternative methods of printing and distribution, and the wide dissemination of creative software have opened up new opportunities for design. Featuring works produced since 2000, Graphic Design explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, subcultures and nations; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.