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AIGA Colorado Speaker Series: Opposites Attract

Sep 28, 2017

Join us for an evening with 2017 AIGA Medalists Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell, both of whom have been recognized for pushing the boundaries of art, design, and technology. Their most notable medium is found in poster format, which they view as a "threshold into another world." Skolos and Wedell will discuss the idea of opposites attracting with a reflection on mixing things up, delving into combinations of sensation and meaning, type and imagery, 2D and 3D, large and small, and so much more.

Skolos is Dean of Architecture + Design and Wedell is a Senior Critic in the Department of Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. The influential work of Skolos Wedell, their interdisciplinary design and photography studio, is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Over the span of their career, their approach has evolved and their client base has expanded, but their passion for graphic communication has remained the foundation of their ever evolving vision. In addition to their studio work and teaching, Skolos and Wedell have authored two books: Type, Image, Message, published by Rockport in 2006, and Graphic Design Process, published by Laurence King in 2012 and distributed by Chronicle Books in the US, and in five other countries and languages.