UIC’s AIGA Student Group presents Modes of Practice, a lecture series focused on presenting the diverse possibilities of contemporary graphic design practice. Graphic design is constantly evolving, conceptually and aesthetically, and as such, new forms of working emerge. As these new forms develop, it is important to engage in open discourse around them, helping push the discipline forward through criticality and inspiration. This series hopes to be a catalyst for a larger, constant conversation around how designers work, and what they can do in and for the world.
The first lecture of this series will feature Jeremiah Chiu (http://weareplural.com/). Jeremiah’s work stands out through its experimental nature, blurring of the lines between art and design (and whether or not these distinctions exist). Such experimentation is not merely formal but is pushed to medium bending extremes unlike anything commonly seen. Register for this event here.
The second lecture of this series will feature Nick Adam (http://nickadam.co/). Nick’s work stands out through its deep cultural engagement, be it through political commentary, design events, public installation, and even influential street wear brands. This through point is very loose, and encompasses an extremely diverse body of work which represents a unique design practice. Register for this event here.
The third lecture of this series will feature Quinn Keaveney (http://quinnkeaveney.com/). Quinn’s diverse practice, encompassing type design, print, and interactivity is one which is particularly inspiring in terms its depth and breadth. While these undertakings are often approached by other designers, rarely are they done in such a unique fashion. Register for this event here.