Colloquium 1.4: St. John’s University Manhattan Campus

Design Incubation Colloquium 1.4: St John’s University

Hosted by Aaris Sherin
Thursday, February 12, 2015
4PM-6PM
(Mixer to follow colloquium)

Manhattan campus of St. John’s University
Room 214
51 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003

Save the Date!

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Submissions are closed for this event. Head to BBar (40 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) following Colloquium to schmooze (space permitting.)

Presentations

dis_assemblage
Peter Fine
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University of Wyoming

What’s ‘American’ about American Industrial Design?
Carma Gorman
Associate Professor of Design History
The University of Texas Austin

Not Dead But Sleepeth: A Study of Gravestone Lettering
Doug Clouse
Co-Founder and Principal of The Graphics Office
Adjunct Professor at Purchase College and the Fashion Institute of Technology

PublishMe!
Stephen Eskilson
Professor of Art History
Eastern Illinois University

Attendees
  • Elizabeth Guffey
  • Stuart Kendall
  • Andrew DeRosa
  • Aaron Fine
  • Joel Mason
  • Liz DeLuna
  • Janet Esquirol
  • Kathryn Weinstein
  • Kristin Derimanova
  • Susan Spivack
  • Grace Moon
  • Eli Neugeboren
  • Andrew Shea
  • C.J. Yeh
  • Anita Giraldo
  • Dan Wong
  • M. Genevieve Hitchings
  • Aaris Sherin

dis_assemblage

Peter Fine
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University of Wyoming

A book project Fine is working on with the poet Carmen Gimenez Smith. Their collaborative dialogue addresses the personification of objects: the voice that their former and present lives come to form. The texts are informed by both fiction and non-fiction, and in this way, approach the notion of assemblage just as the collages themselves. The work resonates because of the whimsy, but more importantly, because it reminds the viewer of the material life all around us.

What’s ‘American’ about American Industrial Design?

Carma Gorman
Associate Professor of Design History
The University of Texas Austin

Why does it makes sense to talk about industrial design—as distinct from the fine arts or even graphic design—from a national perspective. Gorman argues that design historians need to rethink the way they assign ‘nationality’ to products in order to more accurately capture the realities of international trade today.

PublishMe!

Stephen Eskilson
Professor of Art History
Eastern Illinois University

Author of Graphic Design: A New History (Yale University Press) and editor of reviews for Design and Culture (Bloomsbury) talks about different publishing experiences including books, journal articles, book reviews as well as digital and self-publishing.

Not Dead But Sleepeth: A Study of Gravestone Lettering

Doug Clouse
Co-Founder and Principal of The Graphics Office
Adjunct Professor at Purchase College and the Fashion Institute of Technology

Doug Clouse will speak about his research on lettering on nineteenth-century American gravestones and memorials. His work focusses on lettering in the Midwest, with particular attention paid to gravestones in and around Wichita, Kansas and the work of the marble company Kimmerle & Adams. The liveliness and variety of letterforms on memorials by Kimmerle & Adams and other Kansas firms reflect the ambition of pioneer settlers as well as the influence of print typography on inscriptional lettering. The ebullient mix of scripts, slab serifs, serifs, grotesques, and shadowed letters, the way lines of letters curve and angle, and the integration of letters with ornament recall the fancy print typography of the 1870s and 80s. Clouse will look closely at the letterforms and trace the materials, skills, technologies, and beliefs about death that coalesced to create this brief Midwestern flowering of lettering in marble.

Colloquium 1.4: Call for Submissions

Deadline: January 15, 2015

The  2015 winter colloquium will be held at St. John’s University Manhattan Campus. We invite all Communication Design researchers to submit abstracts for consideration by our panel of peers.

For more details, see the Submission Process description.
Event Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Manhattan campus of St. John’s University
51 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.