Time and Location
March 25, 6:30-9:00PM
3021 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Free Admission, Snacks and Beverages Provided
About Henrik Nygren
There is an effortless simplicity to Henrik Nygren’s work, a Scandinavian modernism that stands in counterpoint to the excess of most visual communication today. His art direction of Stockholm New magazine in the 1990s presaged a global return to restrained typographic palettes and bold photo editorial direction in publications. As Sweden’s premier graphic designer, Nygren has helmed his own studio for more than 20 years, working in the fields of book design, exhibition design, identity and branding, packaging, and communications. His practice caters to cultural organizations such as the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Moderna Museet Malmö, the Hasselblad Center, and Phaidon books. Among many other awards, he was the recipient of the 2007 Platinum Egg and Berling Awards, and his work has been exhibited in Tokyo and Sweden. As an educator, he has had a profound impact on the Swedish design scene, teaching at Beckmans College of Design (Stockholm), Berghs School of
Communication (Stockholm), the Swedish School of Arts, Crafts and Design (Gothenburg) and Forsbergs School of Design (Stockholm) since 1992. An 896-page monograph surveying the past 25 years of his award-winning work will be published in 2014 by Orosdi-Back.
Via Walker Art Center
About the Insights Design Lecture Series and the AIGA St. Louis Viewing Parties
Co-presented by AIGA Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, the Insights series brings leading designers from around the world to the Walker in Minneapolis to share the thinking, methods, and processes behind their work.
Starting in 2013, AIGA St. Louis partnered with local design studios to host live viewing parties, as an opportunity for designers and the general public to follow this reputed lecture series in the context of local studios with matching specializations.