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September 22, 2017


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Design lecture series

Design lecture series

The Seattle Public Library is hosting a series of lectures on design by highly-regarded visual and graphic designers at the Central Library. The lectures are presented by Civilization, a local design firm.


The lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


Designers giving lectures for this series include:


  • April Greiman: Recognized as one of the first designers to embrace computer technology as a design tool, she is also credited with establishing the "New Wave" movement in the U.S. during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Stefan Sagmeister: Winner of two Grammy Awards for his work in album packaging, he has designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim Museum.
  • David Carson: Renowned for his groundbreaking graphic design and edgy typography, he is considered the most influential graphic designer of the 1990s.
  • Ken Garland: Distinguished British graphic and game designer who authored the 1964 "First Things First" manifesto that calls for a humanist approach to graphic design theory.



Visit the calendar for lecture dates and times.

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