project: Selection of silkscreen posters announcing various lectures at CalArts
client: Art Department/CalArts
award: Thomas Lawson poster: 22Annual 100 Show/American Center for Design
The Thomas Lawson poster was designed to promote a lecture by the artist Thomas Lawson at the California Institute of the Arts as part of the visiting artist lecture series.
Lawson is also the dean of the Art School at the California Institute of the Arts and as such he is known for the uneven distinction he makes between artists and designers, acknowledging the first ones while ignoring the latter.
Taking the opportunity for free expression, I attempted to walk the thin line between homage and critique within this poster, combining the two with wit and humour.
The result is a poster that celebrates the visual potential of graphic design, while challenging the relationship of art and design.