Opening Reception Print Culture

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"Print Culture: Midcentury Modern Graphic Design in San Diego" presents a rich variety of fine graphic design created in the mid-twentieth century by local designers, illustrators, photographers, artists and art directors – described as San Diego’s own “mad men”. A variety of techniques and creative processes are represented with some intimately handmade items and others more commercial.

Graphics for the defense industry represent one end of a spectrum presented in "Print Culture." At the other end is work that artists did for themselves: exhibition announcements, mailers, posters, invitations, greeting cards, and all kinds of printed objects – some offhand, some precise – that are, at once, independent works of art and evidence of historic creative activity.

Featured artists include John Baldessari, Tom Gould, Bill Noonan, James Boynton, Bob Matheny, Barney Reid and Jim Sundell. The exhibition is organized by guest curator Dave Hampton and made possible by a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

"Print Culture" opens Saturday, December 10, 2016 and runs through February 26, 2017 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor of the San Diego Central Library. A reception is planned on opening day from 12 to 2 p.m. Both the reception and exhibition are open to the public and admission is free.
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By: SDPL Central Library

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