Celebrate Design Week/Los Angeles Oct. 15-23

Design Week / LA is “an annual celebration of design that inspires and brings together Los Angeles’ abundant and vital design communities by promoting a wider awareness of design through initiatives and programming that highlight the richness and diversity of design activities happening throughout the communities of Los Angeles.”

Design week is being held October 15-23 this year. Check out our favorite Design Week/LA events below and more at this link.

PANELS: A comics panel

Panel a Comics Panel

Date: October 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

AIGA Members: $5
Non-Members: $10
Registration at the door $25 Members/Non-Members

Description: “Design Week LA now comes fortified with… comics! A panel of outstanding local artists who are inspired by both comic books and graphic design will gather for a discussion on comics and design. Among the participants are noted rock poster illustrator Coop, whose popular “Coop” font is distributed by House Industries. Comics and design historian Michael Dooley will moderate the discussion. This event is organized and sponsored by AIGA LA.”

Panelists Include:
* Tales to Suffice artist and graphic design pro, Kenny Keil.
* Famed rock poster designer and Kustom Kulture Artist, Coop.
* Mail Order Bride artist and animation designer, Mark Kalesniko.
* Creator of Agitainment Comics, Rick Ross.

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Fabulous! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000-2010


Dates: October 15- December 17, 2011
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museume
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Cost: FREE

Description: This exhibition celebrates the past decade of collecting at the FIDM Museum in Los Angeles. With a surge in extraordinary donations and purchases between 2000 and the present, the FIDM Museum collection attained new eminence and richness, particularly in the areas of 19th  and 20th century haute couture, mid–20th century American designers, and international contemporary designers. In assembling this collection, the museum has adhered to uncompromising standards and acquired only items distinguished by superior design, the highest level of craftsmanship, and the finest materials. The exhibition includes 175 donated and purchased garments and accessories worn by women, men, and children spanning 1800 to 2010.

FABULOUS! highlights include: a white gauze French empire gown, a luxurious embroidered court suit worn by composer Johann Hummel, a Redfern court gown with regulation eleven–foot–long train, and a museum–commissioned lace peacock motif Alexander McQueen couture gown. Tuesdays through Saturdays until December 17th at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum

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Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California

Los Angeles Printmaking

Date: October 15, 16, 17
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Boulevard,
Pasadena, United States, 91105

Adults, $10.00;
Patrons aged 18 and under, Free;
Students with valid I.D., Free;
Museum Members, Free

Description: The goal of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, held in Los Angeles in 1960, was to “create a pool of master artisan-printers in the United States” in an effort to revive the method of fine art lithography. With those words, and the dedication to create a workshop that would educate printers, artists, curators and collectors alike, Tamarind sparked a renaissance in the graphic arts—one that spread well beyond Los Angeles and the medium of lithography—establishing and legitimizing all methods of printmaking as viable and valuable forms of art making, even for the most avant-garde of post-war artists. Proof will explore the significance of printmaking and its new possibilities as first re-envisioned in post-war Southern California. Wednesdays through Sundays until April 02, 2012 at Norton Simon Museum.

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Author: Mani

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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