Walker Insights Lecture Series: Henrik Nygran
∞ All welcome
The Design Office will be partnering with AIGA RI to hold a screening for the 2014 Walker Insights lectures series. Insights is an annual collection of talks given by graphic designers from around the world to share their histories, methods, and philosophies developed during their careers.
Each lecture is open to the public and begins at 8pm, doors open at 7:30.
3-4-14 Henrik Nygren
From the Walker’s website:
There is an effortless simplicity to Henrik Nygrenâ€™s work, a Scandinavian modernism that stands in counterpoint to the excess of most visual communication today. His art direction of Stockholm New magazine in the 1990s presaged a global return to restrained typographic palettes and bold photo editorial direction in publications. As Swedenâ€™s premier graphic designer, Nygren has helmed his own studio for more than 20 years, working in the fields of book design, exhibition design, identity and branding, packaging, and communications. His practice caters to cultural organizations such as the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Moderna Museet MalmÃ¶, the Hasselblad Center, and Phaidon books. Among many other awards, he was the recipient of the 2007 Platinum Egg and Berling Awards, and his work has been exhibited in Tokyo and Sweden. As an educator, he has had a profound impact on the Swedish design scene, teaching at Beckmans College of Design (Stockholm), Berghs School of â€¨Communication (Stockholm), the Swedish School of Arts, Crafts and Design (Gothenburg) and Forsbergs School of Design (Stockholm) since 1992. An 896-page monograph surveying the past 25 years of his award-winning work will be published in 2014 by Orosdi-Back.
Copresented by the Walker Art Center, AIGA Minnesota, and the American Swedish Institute.