February 13 Late 'til 8: daOMA presents Ellen Lupton
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO THE WINTER STORM IMPACTING TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE EAST COAST AND SOUTHERN STATES. THE EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED SOON.

In partnership with Joslyn Art Museum, daOMA presents a free public lecture in the Witherspoon Concert Hall, "Welcome to Busytown: Or, What Ever Happened to Graphic Design?" with Ellen Lupton.



In her illustrated lecture, Lupton will address the expansion of the design field from a specialized, largely invisible profession to an open-access enterprise. In the post-millennial scene of do-it-yourself publishing, designers are becoming authors, instigators, and entrepreneurs, while the general public has increasing access to design tools. Where do you fit in this rapidly changing world? Ellen Lupton’s recent exhibitions include "Graphic Design: Now in Production," currently on national tour. Drawing on this and other recent projects, Lupton will assess the current state of graphic design.

Photo by Michelle Qureshi

ELLEN LUPTON is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. Lupton also serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, and Graphic Design: The New Basics.  She is the 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal, one of the highest honors given to a graphic designer or design educator in the United States. 


Design alliance OMAha (daOMA) is a nonprofit organization which exists for the purpose of bridging the gap between the coasts and the rest of the world, helping to keep our design community as a whole more connected.  It is a forum to provide opportunities for exchange and experience, because these are the true constants of progressive design.