Virtual Event
Thu, Apr 8th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual Event

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How have artists and designers continued to effectively come together during the global pandemic?

In what promises to be a visually vibrant media-rich experiment in Zoom dynamics, frequent collaborators Eric Timothy Carlson and Aaron Anderson will discuss many of their shared projects, including the visual system for the recent Bon Iver album i,i, which has been nominated for a Grammy and a 2020 Beazley Design of the Year award. The two designers will also be joined in conversation by several friends with whom they’ve worked over the years.

In addition to his position as creative director for music collective Bon Iver, Eric Timothy Carlson maintains an independent art and design studio, examining ideas of iconography and language often through highly nuanced collage work. He has collaborated with artists such as Peter Burr and Annie Larson and exhibited with institutions such as Printed Matter and Fisher Parrish Gallery.

Aaron Anderson is a filmmaker, artist, animator, musician, and member of the band Beat Detectives. His work exists as poetic iterations of narrative space and movement, and has been presented in a variety of institutions including MoMA PS1, MassMOCA, and the Van Abbe Museum. Both artists graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.


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About the Insights Lecture Series

Insights is a design lecture series for progressive creatives. A unique collaboration between the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the series embraces the unexpected to present diverse, exploratory, and contemporary lecturers. Featuring perspectives from around the world, Insights gives voice to adventurous design thinkers and makers. These designers often pose challenges and push the edges of their profession, in turn inspiring us to identify new perspectives in our own work.

For over three decades, the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota have co-presented the Insights Design Lecture Series and brought the world’s most adventurous design thinkers and makers to the Twin Cities. Redefine your understanding of graphic design and dive into the thinking behind the work. Past lectures are archived on the Walker Art Center YouTube channel.

Work by Eric Timothy Carlson and Aaron Anderson

Gatefold artwork for Bon Iver "i,i" album

Gatefold artwork for Bon Iver “i,i” album by Eric Timothy Carlson

two handpuppets with the text, "It's not the end of the world"

Video by Aaron Anderson