above: Work from The Beauty Shop
Please join us in welcoming The Beauty Shop for this week’s Show & Tell. This talk will be in person and happening in room 320, February 27th at noon.
The Beauty Shop is a boutique creative studio in Portland, Oregon, specializing in brand identity, print, and interactive design with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. They love working with people one-on-one, at a time when they are evaluating how they’re going to represent themselves to the world.
Jason Santa Maria is a Graphic Designer living in sunny Brooklyn, New York. He’s the co-founder and creative director of the collaborative writing platform Editorially; a faculty member in the MFA Interaction Design program at SVA; a co-founder of A Book Apart; and the founder of Typedia, a shared encyclopedia of typefaces online. Previously, he served as vice president of AIGA/NY and as creative director for A List Apart and Typekit. He’s worked for clients such as AIGA, The Chicago Tribune, Housing Works, Miramax Films, The New York Stock Exchange, PBS, The United Nations, and WordPress, with a focus on designing websites that balance beauty and usability.
This talk will be a video chat. Join us on Thursday, February 20th in room 320 at noon!
Watch the Livestream here!
Frank Chimero is in town this week and will be our Show & Tell speaker this Thursday at noon in room 320 (2000 SW 5th AVE). As always, the talks are free and open to the public.
In 2010, Frank received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. That same year, he was selected by Print Magazine for its annual New Visual Artists issue, highlighting twenty designers under the age of thirty.
As a teacher, he has worked with undergraduates at Portland State and Missouri State University teaching typography, design systems, information design, and thesis courses. He has also taught graduate students at SVA’s Masters of Interaction Design department.
Frank lives in Brooklyn, and enjoy pizza, music, books, and dogs. Simple stuff.
Learn more about Frank over on his website. Check out some personal projects and talks as well.
Let’s welcome Frank to Portland!
BT Livermore was born in Minnesota, and like all Minnesotans, is covered head to toe with a downy layer of fur with which to keep warm during the winter. In 2005, he decided to trade in six months of snow for six months of rain and now lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon. His work is heavy on typography, tongue-in-cheek humor, and with recurrent themes of “kind capitalism.” It has also been described as “a modern take on a drug-crazed, 1930s brain” and “vaudeville awesome.”
In May of 2010, BT graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art with a BFA degree in Illustration; a nice addition to his collection which also includes an AAS degree in Web Design from Minneapolis Community and Technical College from 2003.
He has been screenprinting, and self-publishing comics and art books consistently since 2005. His books include: B is for Beard, The Life & Times of Baby Otto Zeplin, BEARFIGHT, and Fadge. He also co-runs the moustache wax company Man’s Face Stuff.
This Show & Tell is live and in person in room 320 on Thursday, February 6th at noon!
sketchXchange I BT Livermore from Robert Woodward on Vimeo.
Next week’s Show & Tell is with Frank Chimero and is sponsored by the PSU Speaker’s Board. Help FoGD by picking up tickets to Frank Chimero’s upcoming Show & Tell on
February 13th! You can get your free tickets from the Smith Box Office or
online(http://www.pdx.edu/boxoffice/tickets). Tickets are not necessary to
attend the event, but will help FoGD meet their Speakers Board funding
Please join us in welcoming Aesthetic Apparatus to Show & Tell!
OFFICIAL AESTHETIC APPARATUS BIOGRAPHY
Aesthetic Apparatus took seed when Dan Ibarra & Michael Byzewski first met in 1998 as designers at Planet Propaganda (formerly Planet Design Company) in Madison, Wisconsin. Combining their mutual interest in printmaking and music, the two began to build a groundwork of limited edition hand-printed concert posters that would gain them enough recognition nationally and internationally to convince them in 2002 to uproot to the twin cities and turn their measly late-night beer-fueled hobby into a full-time graphic design studio. As a fully-functioning studio – able to handle a full spectrum of design projects along with the posters they love so much – Aesthetic Apparatus has created work for clients such as Blue Q, Stella Artois, Harper Collins, American Cancer Society and Criterion Collection as well as bands such as Cake, Frank Black, Spoon, The Hold Steady, The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr, Grizzly Bear and more. Their work has been featured in Print, Step Into Design, Communication Arts, Creative Review, HOW, Print, Rolling Stone, Swindle, Jane Magazine, Readymade Magazine along with handfuls of design book publications and the recent Chronicle Books rock art bible The Art of Modern Rock.
UN-OFFICIAL (BUT BETTER) AESTHETIC APPARATUS BIO
Often considered Minneapolis’ best totally unknown design super team, Aesthetic Apparatus was founded around 1999 in Madison, Wisconsin by Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski as a fun side project from their “real” jobs. Over the years their limited edition, screen printed concert posters have secretly snuck into the hearts and minds of a small, rather silent group of socially awkward music and design nerds. Now, Aesthetic Apparatus is a full time, full-fledged, insanely unstoppable, and occasionally award winning design mega-studio. They will break your heart and drink your blood.
Don’t live in Portland? Can’t make it to our event? Watch it live over on the PSU Google Plus page or find the archive talke over on the PSU Youtube Channel at noon pacific this Thursday!