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Saturday, April 4, 3:30 PM

$25 general admission; $15 ICA and AIGA members, seniors, and students.
Includes access to programs in the Art Lab, lobby, and galleries. Admission to those programs is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets on sale for Associate level members and above; general sales begin Feb. 12.



Something Borrowed, Something True

With Kevin Grady, Steve Heller, Nicholas Blechman, and Elliott Earls

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Is appropriation an effective means for subversion? Kevin Grady moderates a panel discussion with designers Steve Heller, Nicholas Blechman, and Elliott Earls, examining the success of new images in comparison to subverted or altered familiar ones. What defines this practice as a design tool, and what could it suggest for the way design develops? Who defines the fine line between appropriation and plagiarism?

Kevin Grady is the founder, editor-in-chief and creative director of the award-winning pop culture magazine Lemon and a self-taught graphic designer. He has nearly two decades of experience in corporate identity and branding, working with such clients as VH1, Converse, and MTV.

Steven Heller is the author of over 120 books on design and popular culture and the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. An art director at the New York Times for 33 years, he currently writes the "Visuals" column for the New York Times Book Review. He is editor of AIGA VOICE:  Online Journal of Design and contributing editor to Print, EYE, Baseline, and I.D. magazines. Heller co-founded the Design Criticism and Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Nicholas Blechman, art director of The New York Times Book Review and the mind behind the award-winning Nozone, is also the author of several books and an internationally recognized illustrator, operating under the pseudonym of Knickerbocker. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Elliott Earls is a designer, performance artist, and typographer, and currently serves as Designer-in Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art. His studio, Apollo Program, combines nonlinear digital video, spoken word poetry, music and design; clients include  Elektra Entertainment, Nonesuch Records, Scribner Publishing, The Cartoon Network (U.K.), and Janus Films.

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Date:April 04, 2009 03:30 PM –
April 04, 2009 03:30 PM
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