Signs of Shalom
The artistic value of graphic design has been established, with the world's most talented draftspeople finally enjoying the respect they long deserved. Indeed, the boundaries between "high," "low" and "commercial," along with posters' prevalence in street art, have all helped raise graphic design's profile. Enter the Skirball's "To the Point: Posters by Dan Reisinger," which aims to introduce new audiences to one of the world's — if not America's — best-known graphic designers of the last 50 years. Reisinger works in media other than graphic design, most notably painting and architectural installations, but it is the yin/yang highlights of his 1972 El Al Airlines campaign and his most famous political graphic, "Again?" — a swastika nestled inside the Soviet Star — for which he is most widely name-checked. For the Skirball exhibition, a survey of 50 years of his poster designs is augmented with a newer series inspired by the architectural profile of Tel Aviv. Aside from the historical significance of the decades comprising his amazing career, this is a chance to see what slick retro-cool looks like on the other side of the world. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through April 20; $10 (free Thursdays). (310) 440-4500, skirball.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 14. Continues through April 20, 2014 (Expired: 04/20/14)
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