Insights:Job Wouters (Amsterdam)
on Alphabetic Exhuberance
Job Wouters—better known as Letman—is a practitioner of the lost art of psychedelic, delirious penmanship, a letterer who’s precisely honed technique hides behind a world of unbridled alphabetic experimentation. Creating wildly unique work that nods to the past but transcends vernacular nostalgia, Wouters operates between illustration,graffiti, painting, and graphic design. The Amsterdam-based designer has worked for clients such as New York Times Magazine, Audi, Tommy Hilfiger, Heineken, and Duvel, creating editorial illustrations, fabric prints, posters, typefaces, site-specific murals, and even body-paint designs. He is the recipient of numerous design awards and his first monograph was released by Gestalten publishing in 2012. Wouters will perform his hand-lettering technique live during the Insights lecture and is also creating a specially-commissioned mural for the Walker Art Center.
Directly following each lecture, meet the designer and chat with fellow design lovers at the Garden Café in the lobby. Single Tickets Walker & AIGA members $18 / nonmembers $24 / students $10 Series Tickets Walker & AIGA members $60 / nonmembers $85 / students $40 Walker Art Center Cinema 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis map »
About Insights Lecture Series
Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, 2013 marks the 27th 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 2013 series features an international cast of speakers:
- Geoff McFettridge (Los Angeles) Tuesday, March 5th tickets & info »
- Eike König (Berlin) Tuesday, March 12th tickets & info »
- Job Wouters (Amsterdam) Tuesday, March 19th tickets & info »
- Luna Maurer (Amsterdam) Tuesday, March 26th tickets & info »
Highlights of past lectures are posted on the Insights Lecture Series page.