The Archives Series – Presenting: Transform

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Join AIGA West Michigan and our friends at the West Michigan Graphic Design Archives for the fourth and final event from our series featuring a special presentations of work from the Archives. The location will be the newly expanded Newell Brands Design Center, in Kalamazoo, both a showplace and work site for multi-disciplinary design teams.

The theme, “Transform,” includes special effects that go to levels—sometimes dimensions—beyond standard offset printing. Included from the West Michigan Graphic Design Archives collection are pieces that are screen printed, stamped, embossed, or engraved; they may include fasteners, unique folds, special screens, bindings, attachments, die cuts, thermography, movable parts, split fountains, or literal nuts and bolts.

The special guest for the evening is Marlene Capotosto, long-time production manager at Herman Miller, Inc. Marlene has been an invaluable liaison between designers and printers, researching what’s possible and interpreting between the two worlds while garnering respect and admiration from both for her resourcefulness, patience, and dedication. Marlene will be available for conversation and small-group discussions about some of the projects on display that tested production capabilities.

Lots are available at the Newell Brands Design Center or next door at the WMU Soccer Field parking lot.

About the Archives:
Chock full of work dating back to the 1940’s, The Archives makes both physical artifacts and digital representations available to design professionals, educators, students, business people, researchers, and others interested in the rich legacy of graphic design, paper manufacturing, and printing in West Michigan.

A special thank you to Newell Brands and Central Michigan Paper for their wonderful support and partnership.

When & Where
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Newell Brands Design Center
3300 Research Way
Kalamazoo, MI 49008