Michael Bierut: Pentagram Design

Thursday, April 13, 2017 / 7 PM / Joslyn Art Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall

Design Alliance Omaha welcomes Michael Bierut to commemorate 10 years of creative dialogue.

Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Prior to joining Pentagram’s New York office as a partner in 1990, he was vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. His clients at Pentagram have included The New York Times, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, United Airlines, the New York City Department of Transportation, the Robin Hood Foundation, Mohawk Paper Mills, New World Symphony, Princeton University, the New York Jets, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and MIT Media Lab.

He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in the permanent collections of museums around the world. He has served as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and as that organization’s national president. He is also a board member of the Architectural League of New York. Michael is a senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art and a lecturer in the practice of design and management at the Yale School of Management. In 2002, Michael Bierut co-founded Design Observer, a blog of design and cultural criticism: today, the site is the largest design publication in the world. In 2008, he was named winner in the Design Mind category of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards. In 2016, he was the Henry Wolf Resident in Graphic Design at the American Academy in Rome.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Architecture Foundation of Nebraska, HDR, Inc., and Nebraska Arts Council.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

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