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The Walker Art Center and I have a love/hate relationship. In either that, on a particular day, I love or hate it. Some of the art is, well, far too weird for me. The best example I always give people is that I don’t consider a box of Kleenex on top of a child’s plastic chair as art. And yet, there it is at the Walker. I strictly go for special exhibits these days and shy away from their permanent pieces.
However, I attended last night on Target Free Thursday night with some coworkers. Working in the marketing field, we were all intrigued by the newish exhibit, Graphic Design: Now in Production.
Walker Art Center? I don’t hate you right now. Very intriguing, diverse, and fun exhibit. I won’t delve into all that it offers but I’d recommend it to anyone interested in graphic design. And you can tell who they (read: me and my coworkers) are when they spend a good amount of time staring at the wall of typography and discussing how you’d use each one.
Last night also featured a lecture by graphic designer Anthony Burrill. And, similar to the Walker, some of his work I loved while others were merely “meh.” But I do appreciate how he got his start by literally cutting and copying his work. Since then, he’s worked with wood typefaces and even created set designs for fashions shows.

The Walker Art Center and I have a love/hate relationship. In either that, on a particular day, I love or hate it. Some of the art is, well, far too weird for me. The best example I always give people is that I don’t consider a box of Kleenex on top of a child’s plastic chair as art. And yet, there it is at the Walker. I strictly go for special exhibits these days and shy away from their permanent pieces.

However, I attended last night on Target Free Thursday night with some coworkers. Working in the marketing field, we were all intrigued by the newish exhibit, Graphic Design: Now in Production.

Walker Art Center? I don’t hate you right now. Very intriguing, diverse, and fun exhibit. I won’t delve into all that it offers but I’d recommend it to anyone interested in graphic design. And you can tell who they (read: me and my coworkers) are when they spend a good amount of time staring at the wall of typography and discussing how you’d use each one.

Last night also featured a lecture by graphic designer Anthony Burrill. And, similar to the Walker, some of his work I loved while others were merely “meh.” But I do appreciate how he got his start by literally cutting and copying his work. Since then, he’s worked with wood typefaces and even created set designs for fashions shows.

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