Saturday, April 4, 2 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 to Associate level members and above only; general sales begin Feb. 12.
ICA/AIGA DESIGN SERIES: DESIGN AS SOCIAL AGENT
MAIN STAGE TALK
Steve Heller, Iron Fists: Branding the 20th-Century Totalitarian State
*Special offer: Buy tickets for 2 or more Main Stage Talks and get one FREE (on all sales starting April 1, 2009; phone or in-person sales only)*
Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State, the first illustrated survey of the propaganda art, graphics, and artifacts of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Communist regimes of the USSR and China, explores how these regimes succeed in influencing the minds of millions. Former New York Times art director, award-winning designer, author, curator, and editor Steve Heller illustrates how the elements of visual language-imagery, typeface, color palette-were used to "sell" the totalitarian message.
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.