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Walker Art Center Welcomes Letman: Watch Tonight’s Live Webcast and Lettering Demo

The amazing Letman (a.k.a. Job Wouters) will be on hand tonight at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to discuss and demonstrate his eye-popping approach to the alphabet–think illustration meets grafitti meets graphic design. The Amsterdam-based designer’s talk and hand-lettering demo, which will be webcast live at 7 p.m. EST, is part of the Walker’s “Insights” series of design lectures that earlier this month welcomed Geoff McFetridge and Eike K├Ânig, and next week features Wouters’ fellow Mokummer, Luna Maurer. Each of the designers has been commissioned to create a project for the Walker, and Wouters is at work on mural. While you await tonight’s webcast, enjoy his 2003 video, “”abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz” (below), in which Wouters and his then four-year-old nephew, Gradus, practice their penmanship.

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You’ve Got Questions? AIGA’s Got Answers!

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Why did they change the name? Why don’t they care about web designers? Why does it cost so much money? AIGA Executive Director Ric Grefe answers all these and more in this lecture at the Walker Art Center.

Detractor or supporter, graphic or web, member or nonmember; if you haven’t had a chance to see Grefe speak about AIGA’s vision, it’s a great opportunity to see a smart take on the state of design and what the largest national professional organization of designers is doing about it. We must say we didn’t understand a lot of what the whole name-changing, design-to-designing, artifacts vs. experiences stuff was about until we saw Grefe with his charts and graphs. It was powerful enough to get this half of UnBeige to do some work for AIGA last year.