DISCOVERING DESIGN: Richard Danne + Michael Bierut
Tuesday May 3: 7:00PM – 8:15PM
Richard Danne, multi-award winning designer and former AIGA president, joins Pentagram’s Michael Bierut (also former head of the AIGA) for a discussion of the exquisite reissue of his firm’s 1974 NASA Graphics Standards Manual. Spearheaded by Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, also of Pentagram (and of the runaway Kickstarter hit reissue of Massimo Vignelli’s legendary manual for the NYCTA), the reissue celebrates a lost era of American space exploration, featuring the notorious “worm” logo and iconic color schemes, all scanned and printed in beautiful Pantone® color. Join these icons for a discussion of a bygone era, from the jumpsuits to the signage to the shuttles themselves.
Due to overwhelming interest, advance tickets to this event have sold out. A standby line will begin forming on Broadway at 5:30 PM on the day of the event. The event will be located in Strand's Rare Book Room on the 3rd floor, accessible via 826 Broadway.