Drawing Center: Make This Look Nice

“Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process “ Opens Feb. 19th

About The Drawing Center
Location: 35 Wooster Street (btwn Broome and Grand St) in SoHo, New York.
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday: 12pm–6pm; Thursday: 12pm–8pm.
Tickets: Adults: $5; Students & Seniors: $3; Children under 12: Free
Thursdays 6–8pm free admission for all visitors.

The Drawing Center, a museum in Manhattan’s SoHo district, explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art and creative thought. Its activities, which are both multidisciplinary and broadly historical, include exhibitions; Open Sessions, a curated artist program encouraging community and collaboration; the Drawing Papers publication series; and education and public programs.
The Drawing Center is wheelchair accessible.

Schedule of  free events:
Curated by Peter Ahlberg, principal of AHL&CO and faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Design professionals from throughout New York’s vibrant graphic design community will be working on unique and original design assignments in a variety of formats and media including typography, posters, 3D, motion, books, and more.

Designers participating include Erik Carter, Pablo Delcan, Elliott Earls, Carin Goldberg, Eric Ku, Sue Lee, Alex Merto, Small Stuff [Joe Marianek + Dinah Fried], Alex Stikeleather, and Zipeng Zhu. 

See work by the following designers:
Friday, February 19 – Friday. February 26
Select historical and archival materials from The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography
Saturday, February 27 – Thursday, March 3
John Gall, Collage materials & sketchbooks

Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 13
Experimental Jetset, Preparatory drawings, prints, models, and photography

Wednesday, March 16 – Sunday, March 20
Paul Sahre, Screenprint make-readys

Upcoming Free Events:
Saturday, February 20, 4-6PM
Elliott Earls, Screening of The Saranay Motel, followed by a Q&A.

Thursday, February 25, 6PM
Exhibition curator Peter Ahlberg, and designers Frank DeRose, Hjalti Karlsson,
Paul Sahre, and Jan Wilker present a series of short lectures followed by Q&A

Friday, February 26, 4PM
Lubalin Study Center curator and design educator Alexander Tochilovsky talks about typography, historical design processes, and the materials selected for the micro-exhibit.

Thursday, March 3, 6PM
Graphic designer, collagist, and Abrams Books Creative Director John Gall hosts
a hands-on collage-making event.

Wednesday, March 16, 6PM Book Launch and Closing Reception

Thursday, March 17, 6:30PM
National Design Award–winner Stephen Doyle talks about the way non-traditional
tools and techniques have made their way into his graphic design practice

Saturday, March 19, 2PM
Designer Carin Goldberg and curator Peter Ahlberg discuss drawing and
the graphic design process following a walk-through of the exhibition.