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Design the Night: WYSIWYG

April 17, 2014, 5 – 9 pm
Museum Galleries
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The Museum’s dynamic evening event series kicks off with a celebration of Graphic Design: Now in Production. In Design the Night: WYSIWYG, what you see and what you get are lively discussions with artists and designers, an orchestra of typewriters, a self-serve design bar, music by guest DJs, and much more — all free!

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Office Hours: Hand-Drawn Lettering
5-7 pm
Ladyfingers Letterpress, Morgan Calderini (RISD 2007 BFA Printmaking) and Arley-Rose Torsone (Parsons BFA 2004), create one-of-a kind paper products and custom invitations.

Self-Serve Design Bar
5-8:45 pm
Experiment with the tools and techniques of graphic design. Create your own letterforms, explore shapes, and assemble convergences.

Work in Process: Critical Productions
5-8:45 pm
RISD students from the class ‘Graphic Design Now’ use an industrial printer to produce and distribute a series of self-authored critical guides of the exhibit.

Artist Tour: Jacob Khepler of Mothers News
5:30 pm
In this casual tour, Mothers News managing editor Jacob Khepler tours the 20th-century gallery exploring inspirational motifs and approaches to art.

The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
6-6:30 pm & 7:30-8 pm
Experience the unique sounds of the Boston Typewriter Orchestra during this rhythmic, comedic and satirical performance.

6-8 pm
Information incessantly bombards us. Can you think without using words? Artist Jenine Bressner invites you to turn off the phone, celebrate mystery, and let yourself wonder and wander.

Avenue DJ Project
6:30-8:30 pm
DJ Jackson Morley of the Avenue DJ Workshop and emerging DJs from Alvarez High School provide music.

Work in Process: Manual
6:30-8 pm
Join Amy Pickworth, Editor of Museum Publications, to learn about the creation of “Manual,” a journal about art and its making, published by the RISD Museum.

Work in Process: Applications of Neon & Plastic Signage
6:30-8:30 pm
Alice Taranto (RISD BFA 2015 Graphic Design) shares the tools and techniques used to create custom signage in neon and plastic.

Work in Process: Machine Knitting
6:45-8:45 pm
Peyton North (RISD BFA 2015 Textiles) demonstrates how to make knitted fabrics on a hand knitting machine.

The Artist’s Lab: Typographic Sound
7-8:30 pm
What you see is what you hear, what you hear is who we are. In this workshop with designers Jane Androski and Emily Rye, typography transforms into sound.

Art Shots: Cosmopolitan Things
7-7:30 pm
Raina Fox (Brown University MA 2014, Public Humanities) looks at objects made from, by, and for people in different parts of the world, with designs that reflect their cosmopolitan aspirations.

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