Lecture by Writer in Design, Media and Visual Culture is Part of International Poster Show at Colorado State

Note to Editors: Print quality, downloadable images of posters in the 14th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition and from honor laureate Marta Granados are available at www.colostate.edu/poster_show or by calling Jennifer Dimas in the University Relations Office at (970) 491-1543. Images are for media use only and the Web address in not for publication.

In conjunction with the 14th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, one of the most prolific writers in the field of design, media and visual culture will visit campus to discuss "Design Criticism: What does it look like? Does it exist?"

Visiting critic Rick Poynor, columnist for Print magazine and founder of Eye magazine, will present his lecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Griffin Concert Hall at the

University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is part of the Department of Art’s Critic and Artist Residency Series made possible by the FUNd at CSU.

Poyner founded Eye magazine in 1990 and remained the editor for seven years. In addition to his work for Print magazine in New York, he has covered design, media and culture for more than 40 publications around the world, including Blueprint, Frieze, Domus, I.D., Metropolis, Harvard Design Magazine, Adbusters, The Guardian and The Financial Times.

He is author of 12 books including "Typography Now: The Next Wave," "Typographica," "Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World" and "No More Rules." This last text is a critical study of graphic design and postmodernism.

In addition to writing, Poynor has taught at the Royal College of Art in London and lectured extensively both in the U.S. and abroad. He was guest curator of the exhibition "Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties," which opened at the Barbican Centre in London in 2004.  

The 14th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, the only exhibition of its kind in the United States, highlights excellence in poster design from around the world. This year, work by 86 artists from 34 countries will be featured at venues throughout the region.  

Following is a schedule of events, including satellite poster shows that are part of the international exhibition.

14th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition

Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building; and Curfman Gallery, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University

Sept. 9-Oct. 14

Opening reception and poster sale, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 9, Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts Building

Honor Laureate, Directors and High-School Exhibition

Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins

Sept. 10-Oct. 28

Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 10

Felipe Taborda: Cultural Posters of Brazil

Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins

Aug. 30-Oct. 22

Gallery talk with Felipe Taborda, 3 p.m. Sept. 10; opening reception 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10.

Designing Women: Selections from the International Poster Collection

First National Bank Gallery at the Morgan Library, CSU

Sept. 6-Dec. 16

Opening reception and gallery talk with Phil Risbeck, art professor, and Marta Granados, special guest of the International Poster Exhibition. Work will include posters by premier women artists several of whom have been jurors for past international poster exhibitions, including Paula Scher, Rosemarie Tissi and Luba Lukova.

5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 6

America: An Installation by Cedomir Kostovic

Directions Gallery, Visual Arts Building, CSU

Sept. 9-Sept. 30

Graphic Responses: An Online Exhibition

Glass Gallery, Visual Arts Building, CSU

Sept. 7-Sept. 30

Art Covers Science: Winds of Change, the Magazine of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Crossroads at Council Tree Native American Music Festival)

Fort Collins Museum, 200 Mathews Street, Library Park, Fort Collins

Aug. 23-Oct. 30

Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 2

Visiting Critic: Rick Poynor (in conjunction with the Critic and Artist Residency Series)

University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins

Public lecture: 6 p.m. Oct. 12

The 14th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art and is made possible through donations from the Colorado Council on the Arts, Fort Fund from the city of Fort Collins and Citizen Printing.

All events are free and open to the public. Exhibition information is available on the Web at www.colostate.edu/Depts/Art/poster or by contacting Linny Frickman at Linda.Frickman@colostate.edu or 491-1989.