Saturday, April 4, 10 am
Admission is free with a ticket to any main stage talk.
ICA/AIGA DESIGN SERIES: DESIGN AS SOCIAL AGENT
IN THE GALLERIES
Designer's Eye: Fritz Klaetke
Hear differing perspectives on Shepard Fairey's work, and see it through the eyes of designers, artists, critics, and curator with gallery talks scheduled throughout the day.
Fritz Klaetke is Principal/Design Director of Visual Dialogue, located in a renovated rowhouse (currently featuring a Shepard Fairey installation on the exterior) in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood. Klaetke’s body of work ranges from identity systems to music packaging, print collateral to websites, and book design to public sculpture. Clients include the Art Institute of Boston, Barbara Lynch restaurant group, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MIT, Moshe Safdie and Associates, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Klaetke has received every major award in the communications design industry, and his projects been featured in publications such as Communications Arts, Dwell, Graphis, HOW, I.D., Novum, STEP, and Sports Illustrated. In addition, several of Klaetke’s projects are included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. A member of the advisory board for AIGA Boston, Klaetke has served as a juror for both national and international design competitions and has lectured widely. Known to be both highly opinionated and color blind, Klaetke looks forward to a lively discussion about Shepard Fairey's work.