Martin Venezky: Design as Art Process


Friday, November 6, 12:00 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 1117

An overview of Venezky's recent work focuses on his interest in using art process to generate both client-based and personal work. Martin Venezky first gained renown in 1995 for the design of Speak Magazine. With his firm Appetite Engineers, Venezky continues his dedication to craft, process, and detail while colliding the handmade with the digital. In 1997, he was among I.D. magazine's "ID40" list of influential designers. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has honored Venezky with a solo exhibition, and his monograph It Is Beautiful...Then Gone is published by Princeton Architectural Press. Venezky has crafted illustrations for the New York Times and Wired, and installations at the Facebook and Adobe campuses. Most recently, his book design for the wildly popular Wes Anderson Collection has earned him new fans. Since 1993, Venezky has taught at California College of the Arts, where he is currently Associate Professor in the Graduate Design Program.