THE GRAPHIC IMPERATIVE TOURS THE UNITED STATES

12 April 2006
Philadelphia (United States) - Elizabeth Resnick, Frank Baseman and Chaz Maviyane-Davies are pleased to announce The Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965-2005 is now on display.
Philadelphia (United States) - Elizabeth Resnick, Frank Baseman and Chaz Maviyane-Davies are pleased to announce The Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965-2005 is now on display at The Design Center at Philadelphia University through 23 May 2006.

The Graphic Imperative is a select retrospective of 40 years of international sociopolitical posters. Themes include dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental and health concerns, AIDS, war, literacy and tolerance, collectively providing a window to an age of great change.

Focusing on the issues of our turbulent times, these 111 posters endeavor to show the social, political and aesthetic concerns of many cultures in a single exhibition through delineating themes and contrasting political realities.

The 80-page color exhibition catalogue is available on-site and through mail order: www.thegraphicimperative.org

Graphic Imperative Gallery Tours:
Tuesday, 11 April, 4:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tours will be led by co-curator Frank Baseman.
Attendance is limited to 25 people per session.
Make a reservation in advance.
Call Carla Bednar at 215-951-2862 or e-mail .

Graphic Imperative Panel Discussion:
Wednesday, 19 April, Reception 6:00 p.m.; Panel Discussion 7:00 p.m.
Tuttleman Auditorium, Philadelphia University campus
Sponsored by AIGA Philadelphia and Neenah Paper Inc

Panelists:
Alice Drueding, Professor, Tyler School of Art, Partner Scorsone Drueding (www.sdposters.com)
Joe Scorsone, Professor, Tyler School of Art, Partner Scorsone Drueding (www.sdposters.com)
Lanny Sommese, Professor, Penn State University. All three panelists have posters in the exhibit.
Frank Baseman, Associate Professor, Philadelphia University, moderator

Events are free and open to the public.



 
Other confirmed exhibition venues are:

15 June > 18 August 2006
AIGA National Design Center, New York, NY
Sponsored by Neenah Paper Inc

5 September > 27 October 2006
Des Lee Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis

14 November > 26 January 2007
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton



For further information please contact:

Elizabeth Resnick
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