CreativeMornings with Michael Bierut of Pentagram

How incredibly excited and honored am I to announce our January CreativeMornings speaker, Michael Bierut? (gasp!)

Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design. His clients at Pentagram have included The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Harley-Davidson, The Minnesota Children’s Museum, The Walt Disney Company, Mohawk Paper Mills, Motorola, Princeton University, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the New York Jets.

Bierut’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal. He has served as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) from 1988 to 1990 and is president emeritus of AIGA National. Michael was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1989, and was elected to the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 2003. Michael is a Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art. He writes frequently about design and the co-editor of the four-volume series Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphicpublished by Allworth Press. In 1998 he co-edited and designed the monograph Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist. His commentaries about graphic design in everyday life can be heard nationally on the Public Radio International program “Studio 360.”

This month’s event will be hosted by the folks over at the amazing Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. If you are not familiar with the space, get ready for a real treat. Also, this will be the first time ever there will be a bar (!) serving Mimosa’s and Bloody Marys. Yes, you read right! We are starting off the new year with a bang!

Interested in attending? Make sure to get your free ticket over on quickly as we usually fill up fast. Please tell us your name and what industry you’re in. CreativeMornings start at 8.30am, end at 10am and are FREE of charge.

A big thank you to this month’s breakfast sponsors Blurb and Behance Outfitter.

At this month’s CreativeMorning Behance Outfitter will be celebrating the launch of a new line of yet-to-be-announced products, designed for productivity. I can’t wait to see what Scott and Matias came up with this time!

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CreativeMornings? ‘CreativeMornings’ is a monthly morning gathering of creative types. Each event includes a 10 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am. The whole thing closes down at 10am. The events are hosted at studios/gallery spaces in NYC. (We are always looking for potential hosts that are willing to accomodate 50+ people. Please email us if you’re interested in hosting or sponsoring one of our events!)

2 Comments leave a comment below

  1. His bio should be updated: …”the co-editor of the four-volume series Looking Closer”. as of 2007 it is a five-volume series.

    (+Wish I could be there)

  2. I look forward to coming. Thank you Tina for putting these wonderful events together. Gets us away from our computers and actually talking to each other!