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“Paula Scher: Designer as Educator,” a documentary and panel discussion

April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come see the launch of “Paula Scher: Designer as Educator,” a documentary about Paula Scher narrated by Debbie Millman, directed by Claudine Eriksson, commissioned by The School of Visual Arts BFA Design Department, and made possible by executive producer Richard Wilde.

Paula Scher is one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991, where she has designed identity and branding systems, environmental graphics, packaging and publications for a wide range of clients that includes, among others, Citibank, Microsoft, Bloomberg, the Museum of Modern Art, Tiffany & Co, the High Line, the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the Sundance Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

During the course of her career Scher has been the recipient of hundreds of industry honors and awards; she is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design, the AIGA medal, the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and the TDC Medal, among others. Scher has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York from 2006-2015. She is an established artist exhibiting worldwide, and her designs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Library of Congress, the Victoria and Albert Museum and other institutions.

She is the author of Make It Bigger (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002) and MAPS (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). Scher holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and a Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art and Moore College of Art and Design.

The documentary features interviews with​ ​Paula’s co-teacher Courtney Gooch and previous students Noel Núñez-Caba, Maharani Putri, Hiroyasu Katayama​ and​ Jillian Ostek​.
Live music by Elias Meister. Read more about the project here

The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion.

Moderator: Peter Ahlberg
Panel: Paula Scher, Gail Anderson​, ​Joe Marianek​,and ​Zipeng​ ​Zhu​

This event is sponsored by the Type Directors Club and the proceeds will be donated to: ACLU and Planned Parenthood.


April 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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