James Goggin: Typography Typologies


Thursday, November 12, 5:15 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., first floor

James Goggin surveys contemporary and historical approaches to, and definitions of, typography in design, art, literature, film, and popular culture. Examples of James's own work will be woven through critical explorations of empty gestures, iconographic homophones, typographic readymades, the semantics of semiotics, coded language, and the speculative legitimacy of bad typography.

James Goggin is a Chicago-based British and/or Australian art director and graphic designer from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Arnhem. He runs a design practice named Practise together with partner Shan James, working on projects in Europe, Asia, Australasia, and North America. The duo recently started a publishing imprint for children and grown-ups called Garden Press. Goggin teaches at Rhode Island School of Design as visiting thesis critic, lectures here and there, and writes now and then.