Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals | Graphic Designers Giving an Artist Talk at Purchase College SUNY Wed. 3/24/2010
School of the Arts
SCHOOL OF ART+DESIGN
Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals
Wednesday, March 24th
@ 6:30PM Visual Arts Building
Originally conceived in 2001 as an avant-garde anti-design movement, Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen incorporated Post Typography in 2007 as a full time design studio specializing in graphic design, conceptual typography, and custom lettering/illustration with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism. Based in Baltimore, their work has received numerous fancy design awards and has been featured in such books as Graphic Design: The New Basics, Area 2, Contemporary Graphic Design, as well as Pyramyd Editions’ new monograph of the studio's work. Post Typography have appeared in multiple design and art exhibitions, and their posters are collected by high school punk rockers and prominent designers (whom they consider equally important). Strals and Willen teach design and typography at MICA, and have lectured at the Cooper Union, MCAD, and Harvard University. The studio recently wrote and designed Lettering & Type, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.
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Purchase College SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10557
Free and Open to the Public.
[Image: Lettering & Type | Client: Princeton Architectural Press | Year: 2009 | Written and designed by Post Typography, this handbook on type design and custom lettering is a smart-but-not-dense guide to creating and bending letters to one's will. | Above: Cover Lettering & Type's cover embodies its open and comprehensive approach, splicing together divergent examples of lettered and typographic ampersands.]