This coming Monday, June 13 marks the beginning of the sixth annual San Francisco Design Week . The goal of the weeklong event is to raise public awareness of the impact that all design — graphic, product, interior, fashion, architecture, advertising, etc. — has in San Francisco.
Being a designer myself, I'm looking forward to the week because it's a great chance to meet fellow designers and other interesting design-savvy people, while also having a lot of fun at studio crawls, lectures, book openings, exhibitions at the SFMOMA, workshops, and of course, a lot of parties!
Here a few of the SFDW events I'll be checking out over the week. Hope to see you there!
Opening Night Party
Monday June 13, 6-9 pm. at 111 Minna
This SF Design Week kick-off party will feature members of:
- AIGA San Francisco
- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
- Interaction Design Association
- Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD),
Music by The Say What !?!
The event is free and open to the public with RSVP .
Open Studio Crawl
Open Studios, featuring studios of all disciplines, take place on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15. The crawl happens from 6-9 p.m.
Each studio will be open for approximately 45 minutes for viewing and visiting before everyone moves to the next scheduled location.
For a list of studios check out the SF Design Week site.
These are a few of the studios I want to see:
"Explorations in Typography" Book Launch Party
Wednesday, June 15th, 5-8 p.m. at FontShop
Celebrate the launch of "Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting" by Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann.
Carolina will be at the event signing books and offering up a beautiful new letterpressed poster of all the typeface combinations from her book.
Drinks and a special typographic cake draped in font-dant will be served!
Tobias Wong Exhibition at SFMOMA
Image from SFMOMA
An exhibition of controversial work by late designer and artist Tobias Wong. His work played with consumerism and the allure on luxury goods, and like Duchamp, made people question what is "art" and what is "design."
The exhibit runs through July 25.
San Francisco Center for the Book: Design Week Party
An evening of letterpress and limited edition artist books, letterpress give-aways, and raffle prizes.
Learn more about how design and letterpress are a match made in heaven, and how to get involved with the Center for the Book, or learn letterpress.
Free and open to the public with RSVP .
To see the full line up of SF Design Week events, take a look at the website: http://sfdesignweek.org/
Categories: Art & Design