Sara de Bondt is the epitome of a cultural designer, combining a love of contemporary typography with a deep investigation into the history of graphic design. Through her design practice, which consists of client-based work, designing and editing books, and curating conferences, she is consistently contributing to the critical discourse. Her playful aesthetic is always idea based, typography driven, and completely fresh. Her clients include the Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art in Brussels, the Nottingham Contemporary, as well as projects for the V&A; the Barbican; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Camden Arts Center; MIT Press; and most recently she took over the art direction of Tate Etc.
In 2008 she cofounded Occasional Papers, a non-profit publishing house investigating the histories of architecture, art, design, film, and literature. In 2009 she curated the conference The Form of the Book, which explored the past, present, and future of book design. She received her MFA from Sint-Lukas, Brussels and completed postgraduate research at the Jan van Eyck Academie. Prior to opening Sara De Bondt studio
in 2004, de Bondt worked for Daniel Eatock’s studio, Foundation 33. She has taught design at the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and KASK School of Art. 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.