The Wells College Book Arts Center is pleased to announce that Susan
Skarsgard will present the 23rd Susan Garretson Swartzburg '60 Memorial Book
Arts Lecture at Wells College.
Ms. Skarsgard¹s presentation ³The Hand in Type² highlights the work and
style of four well-known type designers: Margo Chase of Chase Design Group
in Los Angeles, Jerry Campbell of Detroit, Rick Cusick of Hallmark in Kansas
City and Michael Clark in Washington DC. In a unique format, Ms. Skarsgard
will present video footage of each of these lettering artists at the drawing
table demonstrating how their type designs were initially developed from
writing or gestural marks. The visual presentation of skillful hands at
work, particularly in our digital age, is especially meaningful to
understanding this unique and specialized art. The lecture will be given at
8 pm on Thursday, 20 April 2006 in the Cleveland Hall Auditorium on the
Wells College campus. The event is free and open to the public. The event is
free and open to the public. A reception at the Book Arts Center in Morgan
Hall will follow the lecture, offering attendees the opportunity to meet the
Susan Skarsgard is an artist & designer from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who uses
letters to create image and meaning in her work. She is known
internationally for her original fine art works, as well as for her graphic
design and lettering, which have been widely published in books, catalogs
and magazines. As a lecturer and teacher, she has given presentations to
organizations and conferences throughout North America and Europe.
Currently, Skarsgard works as Lead Product Designer at the GM Design Center
where she designs emblems and nameplates for General Motors vehicles.
For more information about this event, please contact the Wells Book Arts
Center by phone at 315-364-3420 or by email at [log in to unmask], or
visit us on the world-wide web at http://www.wells.edu/bookarts.
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Terrence P. Chouinard
Director of the Wells Book Arts Center
Lecturer in the Humanities
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026