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Tue, Mar 27th, 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Insights Lecture Series: David Pearson

David Pearson celebrates the printed book in all its dimensions despite the publishing industry’s woes and its headlong dive into e-books and other digital platforms. He began his professional career in 2002 at Penguin Books, the venerable British imprint, where he fused a contemporary sensibility with classical bookish elements to reinvigorate the brand. His traditional looking designs can be both unorthodox and unexpected, such as all-typographic book covers for Penguin Classics, the rainbow spectrum applied to the book spines of Pocket Penguins, or the use of letterpress and tactile papers in the Great Ideas series. He formed White’s Books with editor Jonathan Jackson in 2008, repackaging classic texts by Shakespeare and Dickens as well as titles such as Jane Eyre and Treasure Island.

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Series tickets $70 (AIGA/Walker members $50) Individual tickets $20 (AIGA/Walker members $15)/students $10

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Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, 2012 is the 26th 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. 2012 lectures, each Tuesday in March, feature Aaron Draplin, Khoi Vinh, Michael Lejeune, and David Pearson. Full details on the Events page.

 

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Amy Schleichert
Amy Schleichert
Director of Communications
A lifelong artist and emerging designer, Amy has been a member of AIGA since 2012, which is when she attended her first Portfolio 1-on-1 event as a college student. Since receiving her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2013, she has worked as a graphic designer for Bōbiam, a retail merchandise company, the Minnesota Orchestra, a Grammy-Award winning orchestra, and is currently a designer at Sigma Beauty, an international cult cosmetic brand headquartered in Minnesota. Recognizing the need to be an active participant in the design community, Amy was nominated to serve as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Communications. In this position, she maintains all chapter communications, and serves various working committees in order to best accomplish their individual goals.

In her free time, she enjoys sharpening her culinary skills, playing music, getting creative in the art studio, sweating it out at the gym, and exploring new places. She is also a big proponent of the Oxford comma and drinking a glass of red wine daily.