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Organizers at the University of Cincinnati College of DAAP wish to inform you all that Ruedi Baur's visit this week has been understandably canceled. We received word early this morning that with the horrific events taking place Friday in Paris, it is not surprising of Mr. Baur’s decision.

Mr. Baur wishes to convey his gratitude to the students, professors, administrators, and members of the professional community involved in organizing and planning to attend his now postponed visit. It is a difficult time for his family, his practice, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD) where he teaches. He and his family live near the neighborhoods affected. As details emerge about the extent of the casualties, he and others await news that may impact them directly. While he regrets that he is not able to be with us this week, but he looks forward to continued involvement with UC, including a rescheduling of the workshop, presentations and other forms of collaboration.  

Please pass along this information regarding Ruedi Baur’s UC visit. Rescheduling updates will be forthcoming. Tentatively, these may take place in early Spring Semester 2016 (February).

Graphic Design All-Stars to Visit University of Cincinnati



Please join us for a presentation being offered at the University of Cincinnati by Ruedi Baur, an environmental designer specializing in identity and wayfinding. As the principal at intégral Ruedi Baur Paris, Baur is known for high-profile identity, signage and wayfinding work for institutions and civic spaces including the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, the Köln Bonn Airport and the BMW Museum.

Baur will present work from a diverse, international portfolio and discuss his conceptual approach to design as described in his book, Intégral.

Ruedi Baur
Wednesday, November 18
DAAP, Room 5401

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Oscar Fernández at [email protected], or visit the DAAP event page.


On Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., the School of Design and the UC chapter of AIGA will welcome alumnus and designer Michael Bierut, whose career includes 10 years working with Massimo Vignelli and 25 years as a partner at Pentagram. An AIGA Medalist, Bierut has worked with clients including Saks Fifth Avenue, Mohawk Paper Mills, the Walt Disney Company, The New York Times and the Yale School of Architecture.

Michael Bierut
Friday, November 20
DAAP, Room 4400

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Emily Verba at [email protected], or visit the DAAP event page.

Join SEGD Cincinnati, fellow designers, industry professionals,
and students for an informal social event.

Now that we've returned from the SEGD National Conference in Chicago,
it is time to get together and share what we have learned and experienced.
As part of this informal presentation, SEGD Cincinnati would like to invite
all who are interested to a wine and beer tasting at Everything's d'Vine,
in downtown Cincinnati.

Admission includes four wine or beer tasings, light hors d'oeurves,
and non-alcoholic beverages for our guests under 21 years of age.

Thursday, July 16
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Presentation at 5:00 pm
Tastings begin at 5:30 pm

SEGD Members: FREE
Non-members: $10
Students 21 and over: $5
Students under 21: FREE



Everything's d'Vine
320 W 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Public parking lot and garage is available between 4th and 5th Streets.
Metered parking available on Plum Street and Central Avenue

The American Sign Museum, in partnership with SEGD Cincinnati, present
Dinner and the Sign Painters Movie

The American Sign Museum will screen the movie “Sign Painters” on Wednesday January 28, 2015. Included in the admission price of $20.00 is dinner provided by Camp Washington Chili and a selection of beer, wine and sodas, as well as free parking. Museum Founder, Tod Swormstedt – who is in the movie – will introduce the movie and will be on hand to informally answer questions.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and space is limited.

Get your tickets today!

The American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225

About the movie:

We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.

Get your tickets today!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hannah and Margaret, SEGD Cincinnati

A big "thank you" to those who braved the sub-zero wind chill and came out to our first event in 2015!

About 15 designers and industry professionals got together at Rhinegiest Brewery in Cincinnati's historic Over-the-Rhine brewery district to share some pizza, candy, and beer and to get back in touch with one another after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Faces new and old were in attendance, which we always love to see. Hannah's 10-week old daughter was even in attendance as SEGD Cincinnati's "honorary member"! Hannah and Margaret gave a brief presentation of what the chapter had accomplished in 2014, shared information about SEGD national events, membership news, and promoted our next event being held at the end of the month.

What's Next:

Our chapter, in partnership with the American Sign Museum, will be screening the "Sign Painters" documentary on January 28, 2015. $20 admission grants attendees entry into the Sign Museum, viewing of the film with an introduction by museum owner and film contributor, Tod Swormstedt, catered dinner by Camp Washington Chili, drinks, and valet parking. Doors open 5:15 pm. Formal event information to be posted on SEGD's events page soon.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Register here.

Questions? Contact SEGD Cincinnati.


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