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Salon Series 13: 1990s Design

Salon Series 13: 1990s Design
Elise Carlton

Salon at Letterform Archive

Thu, Feb 28, 2019
6:30pm–7:30pm

Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invite you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the Collection.

This month, we take a look at the Archive's holdings of quintessentially '90s design. A decade characterized by experimentation and bold graphic expression, the 1990s represented a major turning point in the industry. Designers were familiarizing themselves with revolutionary technology — the first Apple Macintosh computer was introduced in 1984, and Photoshop 1.0 followed in 1990 — and while the growing pains are often evident, the quirks and hiccups have come to define a style all their own.

We'll explore works by influential designers of the time like April Greiman, Paula Scher, Wolfgang Weingart, and Neville Brody, as well as a selection of seminal periodicals like Ray Gun, Emigre, and FUSE.

Doors at 6:00pm. Presentation begins promptly at 6:30pm.

About Elise Carlton

Elise Carlton, Letterform Archive’s Office Manager, has a passion for typography and print production informed by her training and experience as a graphic designer. She earned her BA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara before returning to school in Los Angeles for a BS in Graphic Design. She produced award-winning brand identity and package design at a small agency in Venice, California before joining Letterform Archive, where she supports the daily operations, guest services, and general management of the organization.