Stop what you’re doing.
I know, I know, you’re probably at work, doing something important that helps you pay the bills and put food on the table. But seriously, you have to go to the Walker right now to see Graphic Design: Now in Production.
Granted, I’m kind of a biased source. My sister and brother-in-law are both graphic designers, and I’m a huge graphic design junkie with major, major envy of anyone who posesses the artistic abilities that I so tragically lack. In other words, I was predisposed to fall madly in love with this exhibit.
But it really was fantastic. From modernist TV-inspired prints by Albert Exergian to an ax from Best Made Co. to the opening credits of Dexter and Six Feet Under, the exhibit explores the ways in which graphic design wends its way into our lives on a daily basis. As a lover of all things book- and magazine-related, I went a little weak in the knees at the display of standout design in publishing—this lovely copy of Vanity Fair is for sure going on my Christmas list, and I will fawn over it every day.
The exhibit runs until January 22nd, so if you can’t go at this very moment you can stop by in the next couple months and take a peek. Don’t forget to poke around the exhibit’s gift shop, where you can pick up prints of several pieces featured in the galleries, not to mention a variety of other well-designed goods—I bought a little pack of Field Notes notebooks and they’re already my new favorite thing.