Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
20th-century Graphic Design was deeply intertwined with countercultures and underground scenes, from hippie graphics of the 1960s to Act Up in the 1980s. By the 00s designers felt empowered to repackage mainstream culture to look and act like countercultures they loved, unintentionally erasing the line between “us” and “them” in the process. A recent resurgence in nostalgic design has intensified the blurring: that line now runs down the middle of each of us. In a world where mass culture absorbs anything interesting, can counter-cultures still exist? If so what do they really counter? And what is the potential of graphic design in Counter-Culture?
Co-Founder and Executive Director, AllOut.org
Senior Advisor, Purpose
Partner, Common Name
Faculty, Parsons / The New School
Designer and Owner at MMP
Critic in Graphic Design, Yale School of Art
Moderated by Juliette Cezzar
Director, BFA Communication Design and BFA Design &Technology, Parsons / The New School
From A to B and Back Again, Again: The New York City Graphic Design Dialogs is presented by Juliette Cezzar and Glen Cummings with support from Parsons the New School for Design and GDNYC.
Written by: amt