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Conversation: Dana Arnett and Michael Bierut

June 21, 2016
Fullerton Hall Please use the Michigan Avenue entrance.
Free, $60 reception (A&D Society members at the Contributor level and above)

Join us for a conversation with renowned graphic designers Dana Arnett of VSA Partners and Michael Bierut of Pentagram. 

Dana Arnett is the CEO of the design firm VSA Partners in Chicago. Under his guidance, VSA has collaborated with brands including IBM, Facebook, Converse, and Cole Haan. He previously taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently on the board of the Architecture & Design Society at the Art Institute of Chicago. Arnett is the winner of the 2014 AIGA Medal. 

Michael Bierut is a graphic designer, critic, and educator. He is currently a senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art and a partner with the design firm Pentagram, where he has worked on projects for Benetton, MIT Media Lab, Walt Disney, and the Atlantic. He is the recipient of numerous design awards, including the 2006 AIGA Medal. He recently published the book How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Beirut will be available to sign copies of the book following the conversation.

Seating is limited and first come, first served. 

If you are an A&D Society member and would like to attend the reception with Arnett and Bierut, RSVP with Gibran Villalobos at (312) 857-7166 or 

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