Presidential Lectures on Art and Art History: Michael Bierut
Graphic designer Michael Bierut is set to present as part of Lipscomb University's 2013 Presidential Lectureship for Art and Art History series at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Ward Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Bierut is a leading artist of the contemporary graphic design scene. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957, he built a career combining his love for music and the arts into the design of album covers and went on to study graphic design at the University of Cincinnati. After landing a job at the famous design firm Massimo and Lella Vignelli in New York City in 1980, Bierut gained a serious footing in the fast-paced design industry. In 1990, Bierut moved on to Pentagram, where he is still a partner. Bierut makes entertaining and accessible work for giants like Walt Disney, Motorola, the New York Jets, and many others. The winner of the AIGA Medal of 2006, Bierut continues to inspire with his bold, witty works.
If anything like his work, Bierut's lecture should be engaging and easily digested by its audience. The Presidential Lectureships have a successful history at Lipscomb. Previous speakers include art critic Benjamin Buchloh, artist Nick Cave, art critic and writer James Elkins, artist Richard Tuttle, artist Janine Antoni, and others.