Summer is my favorite time of year. Visual inspiration everywhere you look with the lush colors of the water, landscape, even just walking the streets of New York. A recent visit to Governor’s Island and the exhibit Graphic Design – Now in Production, was particularly inspiring! An exhibition of posters, books, magazines, typography, branding and film and television graphics created since 2000, co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center.
“Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today. The rise of user-generated content, alternative methods of printing and distribution, and the wide dissemination of creative software have opened up new opportunities for design. Featuring works produced since 2000, Graphic Design explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, subcultures and nations; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.”
The exhibit is on display until September 3, 2012. A highly recommended exhibit – and the views of Manhattan from the island are an added bonus!