Join Ideas on Design for an intimate evening of fine dining and conversation with Michael Bierut and Ken Cato, AO. Guests will be invited to explore the opportunities and challenges that face the rapidly changing design industry in the coming 5 years.
This is an exclusive event and numbers are very limited. Three-course meal and wine included in ticket price.
Many of you will know Michael whose career began in 1980 working with one of the world's most respected design firms, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, where he would eventually become vice president of design.
A partner at Pentagram since 1990, Bierut champions "democratization of design” and making things digestive. His list of clients consists of massive corporations that need to be embraced by the masses: Walt Disney, United Airlines, Motorola, the New York Jets, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He lends a voice to complex, intellectual entities that need emotional authenticity: Yale and Princeton Universities, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York magazine. This aesthetic also informs his work as an author, co-editing the design essay series of Looking Closer and co-writing and designing the monograph Tibor Kalman, Perverse Optimist.
Bierut is a director of the Architectural League of New York and a member of New Yorkers for Parks. He created wayfinding signage for the Alliance for Downtown New York, assisting millions of tourists navigating the streets of Lower Manhattan. Bierut's pieces can be seen at two New York museums, the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and more around the world. It was also in New York that he became involved with AIGA, where he was president of AIGA's New York chapter from 1988 to 1990 and president of AIGA from 1998 to 2001: he has since been named to the Art Directors Hall of Fame and the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Bierut seamlessly and coherently weaves references from Pulp Fiction to Napoleon Dynamite into the very fabric of design debate, somehow making the whole thing more relevant, more accessible—and definitely more fun. Known for his sense of humour and in-depth dialogue on design, this is a unique opportunity to share an evening with Michael.
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