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No company dominated the early video game landscape of the 1970’s and 80’s like Atari. Now, more than 40 years of original promotional artwork has been collected in a single volume. Please join us for a talk with writer and award-winning creative director/graphic designer Tim Lapetino about the creation and research of his new design history book Art of Atari., which features a comprehensive and fascinating look at the packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and other artwork that brought the first generation of video games to life for millions of people worldwide.
Tim Lapetino is a writer and award-winning creative director/graphic designer. His design and branding work has been published in more than a dozen books and magazines, and for nearly 20 years he has helped organizations and companies tell compelling stories through design and writing.
Lapetino wrote the upcoming design history book, Art of Atari, and co-authored the design inspiration book Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects. He has also written for HOW, Geek Monthly, RETRO, and other publications. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Museum of Video Game Art (MOVA), and is dedicated to writing and working at the intersection of design and pop culture. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two kids.
6:00 to 6:30 PM — Registration and networking
6:30 to 8:00 PM — Presentations
Beverages and light appetizers will be served
$10 Student Members
$20 AIGA Members
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Special thanks to Valerie Craig, AIGA Chicago Event Chair, for organizing this event and to Ogilvy 485 for the artwork.