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Conversation: David Reinfurt and Larissa Harris
Join us at 7:30pm EST for a live Zoom conversation between designer David Reinfurt and Larissa Harris, a curator at the Queens Museum. Reinfurt will discuss the connection between designer Bruno Munari’s teaching residency at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and Reinfurt’s recent publication, A *New* Program for Graphic Design.

Please note this virtual event is password protected and requires pre-registration. You may register here. Please contact ccva@fas.harvard.edu with any questions.

In the spring of 1967, Italian designer Bruno Munari was invited to the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University to teach a short course in graphic design. For four months, Munari led students to develop an inventory of new methods and techniques for graphic design. The course was later compiled into a textbook, Design e Comunicazione Visiva.

A *New* Program for Graphic Design (hyperlink: https://a-new-program-for-graphic-design.org
) is a do-it-yourself textbook that builds on mid-to-late-20th-century pedagogical models to convey advanced principles of contemporary design for a general reader. Rooted in three courses (Typography, Gestalt, and Interface) initially developed for liberal arts students at Princeton University, the book provides a broad introduction from Benjamin Franklin to Bruno Munari, Moholy-Nagy to Muriel Cooper and the Macintosh computer. A *New* Program for Graphic Design is co-published by Inventory Press, Los Angeles, and Distributed Art Publishers, New York.

In 1967, Bruno Munari said: "Knowledge of the new means of visual communication is indispensable for a designer who has to operate in the heart of society. After the invention of the compass, nobody makes circles by hand anymore."

Nov 19, 2020 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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