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Designers & Books Festival: Onstage and Offstage Takes Place Saturday, November 12

Save the date for a day-long series of panel sessions and discussions all about design and design books

By Steve Kroeter September 30, 2016

We are happy to announce the launch of Designers & Books Festival: Onstage and Offstage — a daylong celebration of the very special relationship that exists between the design and creative communities and books.


WHEN: Saturday, November 12
WHERE: Fashion Institute of Technology
Katie Murphy Amphitheater
27th Street & Seventh Avenue
New York City

The event consists of an all-day series of panel sessions and discussions about the way books impact the professional and personal lives of the design and creative communities.

The line-up of panels for the day includes:

  • Archives as Critical Spaces for Knowledge Building and Creative Inspiration
  • Back from the Dead: The New Popularity of Facsimiles of Long-Out-of-Print Books
  • The Next Generation: The New Designers Who Are Acting as Publishers and Creators of Books
  • The Definitive Dwiggins — a sneak preview of next year’s biography of the inventor of graphic design

Presented by Designers & Books and the Fashion Institute of Technology, with Steven Heller (co-founder and co-chair of the School of Visual Arts Design/Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program) as stage host. The event places an emphasis on promoting discussions and conversations not only formally onstage but also informally offstage.

McNally-Jackson is the official event bookseller and will be present throughout the day selling a selection of books specially curated for the Festival.

Among those currently scheduled to be on stage as panel participants are: David Senior (MoMA), Peter Koepke (Design Library), Lauren Miller Walsh (Glenn Horowitz Gallery), Julie Lasky (design editor and writer), Paul Wagner (Princeton Architectural Press), Jeffrey Ladd (Errata Editions), Esther K. Smith (Purgatory Pie Press), Kyle May (CLOG), Jason Long (OMA/AMO), Adam Michaels (Projects Projects/Inventory Press), Brad Smith (Wayward Wild), Bruce Kennett (author), and Rob Saunders (Letterform Archive).

This event is free and open to the public. Advance reserved seats will be available on Eventbrite.

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