Bob Faust: Share


Thursday, October 15, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Sharp Buidling, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327

Branding can feel heavy. Heavy, as in very important. Heavy, as in difficult; steeped in political and committee-based decision making. Heavy, as in cool, "I want to do that type of work." But it can also be quite light. Light, as in sharing an experience, one that makes a memory. Faust will share his branding work, or memory-making work from both a professional perspective as well as through the experimental lens of his own street-based artwork.

Bob Faust is the principal and creative director for Faust, a cultural branding and communications studio whose work straddles the line between art and design. His collaborative and non-secular approach to his work results in functionally-expressive visual experiences that inspire change and instigate tangible actions. He has been recognized as a design leader nationally and internationally and has received many accolades and awards from publications and institutions such as Communication Arts, Print and How magazines, the Society of Typographic Arts the London Creative Competition and Under Consideration. As well as an artist in his own right, Faust is also the studio/special projects director for artist Nick Cave, where he both collaborates on exhibition design as well as produces Cave's performance works. He currently serves on the Appleton Coated Design Council as well as the School of the Art Institute's Fashion Committee and recently sat on the board of directors for both AIGA Chicago and Riverside Arts Center.