From concert posters to movie advertisements to just about everything connected to Disneyland, many of the brightest moments in 20th-century graphic design have emanated from California. Designer and CalArts professor Louise Sandhaus has spent years exploring the state’s aesthetic contributions, and her book of Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California & Graphic Design 1936-1986, out Nov. 30, is the culmination of her research. Sandhaus, who previously exhibited her findings at Barnsdall Art Park, looks at diverse influencers, from Merle Armitage to Sister Corita Kent to Cream magazine. In an event dubbed What a Riot!: An Earthquake, Two Mudslides and a Girl on Fire, Sandhaus’ immense project will be a launchpad for a discussion among local graphic designers, moderated by Alice Twemlow.

Sat., Nov. 22, 3 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 11/22/14)

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