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DesignPhiladelphia at Drexel

October 7, 2010 — Red deisgnPhiladelphia logo with imagery from events on right side DesignPhiladelphia is the nation’s largest celebration of its kind featuring over 450 designers who will spotlight Philadelphia as a first-tier city of design and innovation. From October 7-17th events will take place all around the city and our contribution includes a double bill of films focusing on design and a lecture by our esteemed Dr. David Raizman, author of History of Modern Design, now in its 2nd edition.

On Tuesday, October 12th at 6 PM, David Raizman, Department Head of Media Arts and author of History of Modern Design, will give a lecture followed by a book signing, of the newly released 2nd edition of his book in the AJ Drexel Picture Gallery (3rd Floor, Main Building). David’s book is gorgeous and it is the quintessential text on modern design; copies will be available for purchase.

On Thursday, October 14th, at 6 PM in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium, we will screen the documentary Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design by Faythe Levine. Handmade Nation documents the resurgence of ‘do-it-yourself’ art, craft and design as the filmmaker traveled to 15 cities to interview artists, crafters, makers and curators. FollowingHandmade Nation, we’ll screen The Visual Language of Herbert Matter at 7:45 PM. The documentary by Reto Caduff is a revealing look at the life of the highly influential mid-century modern design master, Herbert Matter. Known as a quintessential designer's designer, Swiss-born Matter is often credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts.

The D&M kiosk, ‘a pop-up’ shop, will feature handmade crafts by students and faculty of the college.  If you missed the kiosk in the lobby of Nesbitt Hall last year, this will be an excellent opportunity to see the wonderful handmade creations of our students and faculty. Led by Heather Osgood, Design & Merchandising Professor, the pop-up shop is a retail project that affords members of the Drexel community the opportunity to purchase handcrafted jewelry, hair accessories, clothing items and more.

For more information on these DesignPhiladelphia events, please click here.

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