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
Date: October 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
AIGA Members: $5
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.”
* 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.
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
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
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
Date: October 15, 16, 17
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Boulevard,
Pasadena, United States, 91105
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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