There is an effortless simplicity to Henrik Nygren’s work, a Scandinavian modernism that stands in counterpoint to the excess of most visual communication today. As Sweden’s premier graphic designer, Nygren has helmed his own studio for more than 20 years, working in the fields of book design, identity and branding, packaging, and communications. Nygren’s practice caters to cultural organizations such as the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Moderna Museet Malmö, the Hasselblad Center, and Phaidon books. Among many other awards, he was the recipient of the 2007 Platinum Egg and Berling Awards, and his work has been exhibited in Tokyo and Sweden. As an educator, he has had a profound impact on the Swedish design scene, teaching at Beckmans College of Design (Stockholm), Berghs School of
Communication (Stockholm), the Swedish School of Arts, Crafts and Design (Gothenburg) and Forsbergs School of Design (Stockholm) since 1992. Post-Lecture Reception
Directly following each lecture, meet the designer and chat with fellow design lovers at the Garden Café in the lobby. Design Pop-Up Shop
ARTBOOK @ Walker, a new collaboration with the Walker Shop, will be hosting pop-up shops in conjunction with the Insights series. Browse the selection featuring a mix of monographs, survey, and reading books expressly curated for the Twin Cities design community and offered exclusively at this event.
Tickets on Sale Now
Single tickets: $24 ($18 Walker/AIGA members, $10/students) Series tickets: $85 ($60 Walker/AIGA members, $40/students) To purchase an Insights series, call 612.375.7600. Walker Cinema 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis Map »
About Insights Lecture Series
Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, 2014 marks the 28th anniversary of the Insights Lecture Series bringing the world’s leading graphic designers to the Twin Cities to share their work, process, and experience. Past lectures are all archived at channel.walkerart.org. The 2014 series once again features an international lineup of speakers:
- Lance Wyman (New York) Tuesday, March 4th Tickets »
- Sara De Bondt (London) Tuesday, March 11th Tickets »
- Martine Syms (Los Angeles) Tuesday, March 18th Tickets »
- Henrik Nygren (Stockholm) Tuesday, March 25th Tickets »
Highlights of past lectures are posted on the Insights Lecture Series page.