David Reinfurt, "A *New* Program for Graphic Design"

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SVA MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism, 2nd floor

136 West 21st Street

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Join us as we welcome David Reinfurt to discuss his new book, "A *New* Program for Graphic Design"

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A *New* Program for Graphic Design is a do-it-yourself textbook that synthesizes the pragmatic with the experimental and builds on mid-to late-20th-century pedagogical models to convey advanced principles of contemporary design for a general reader. Rooted in three courses (Typography, Gestalt, and Interface) originally developed for liberal arts students at Princeton University, the book provides a broad introduction from Benjamin Franklin to Bruno Munari, Moholy-Nagy to Muriel Cooper and the Macintosh computer. After a brief introduction, David Reinfurt will present eight years of class lectures randomly sampled and compressed into exactly one hour.

David Reinfurt is 1/2 of Dexter Sinister, 1/4 of The Serving Library, and 1/1 of O-R-G inc. Dexter Sinister started as a small workshop on the lower east side of Manhattan and has since branched pragmatically into projects with and for contemporary art institutions. The Serving Library publishes a semi-annual journal, maintains a physical collection, and circulates PDF texts through its website. O-R-G is a small software company. David currently teaches at Princeton University and his work is included in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. David was the 2016-2017 Mark Hampton Design Fellow at the American Adademy in Rome.

This lecture is followed by a short Q&A and drinks reception, where you can take the opportunity to chat with our speaker as well as students and faculty of the program. This event free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend.

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A *New* Program for Graphic Design is co-published by Inventory Press, Los Angeles, and Distributed Art Publishers, New York.

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SVA MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism, 2nd floor

136 West 21st Street

New York, NY 10010

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