Art, Commerce and Design at the Mingei International Museum

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join AIGA San Diego and SEGD San Diego for Art, Commerce and Design at the Mingei International Museum. In connection with the museum's newest exhibit, KANBAN–Traditional Shop Signs of Japan, this night features a crafty line-up of speakers that will explore contemporary themes of retail environments and graphic design in a series of quickfire presentations. Also, come early for refreshments and to see local craftspeople demonstrating their work in calligraphy, woodworking, and traditional sign making.

Your line-up of speakers for the evening:
John Ball & Shawn Ritzenthaler, MiresBall: Iconic San Diego creative agency
Eric DuVall, Ocean Beach Historical Society: Sidewalk stamp historian
Brian Dyches, REX: Digital interactive experiences for retail environments
David Michael & Ryan Carpenter, Tecture: Design and fabrication
Jim Mumford, Good Earth Plants and GreenScapes:Plantscaping, living walls and green roofs
Phoebe and Roxy, San Diego Letters: Custom lettering and wall murals
Linda "Rain" Rainwater, Rainwater Arts: Window and merchandise display designer
Chad Spaman, Coastal Signage + Wayfinding: Custom sign fabrication

With craft demos by:
Matt Herbert, SDSU: Woodworking, Professor of Furniture
Suzy Lee, Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co.: Calligraphy
Roderick Treece, Custom Glass Signs: Gold leaf, hand-painted signs/mirrors

KANBAN, a fusion of art and commerce, refers to the traditional signs Japanese merchants displayed street side to advertise their presence, denote the products and services to be found inside, and to give individual identity and expression to the shop itself. Mingei's current exhibition beautifully displays many historic examples of this traditional art from Japan. In modern times, while traditional forms of signage are still used to market products, the needs of contemporary society and advances in material and technology have changed how that message reaches the audience.

5:00–6:45pm: Doors open, craft demos & networking
7:00–8:30pm: Presentations
8:30–9:00pm: Q&A, networking

Mingei International Museum
Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Special thank you to our venue host:

Mingei International Museum

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