LA Design Events: April 2011 Preview

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8 Hour Day present design work for the Walker Art Center at Creative Mornings LA (Heather Parlato/LAist)

Here we go again with a line-up of design-related, creative industry events to pepper your calendar. As usual, if you hear of new ones you want to share, post them in the comments so we can all join in! If you're interested in Creative Mornings this friday, don't forget to rsvp today!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6 - 9pm
inBooks: Aerotropolis, presented by A+D
Free with rsvp

Please join the A+D Museum, business journalist Greg Lindsay and architecture blogger and writer Geoff Manaugh for a discussion about Lindsay’s new book, Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, a book about what the world’s cities will look like as they are designed (or re-designed) according to the logic of globalization.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 11am - 1pm
Designer Lecture Series: The Influence of Graphic Design on the Culture
Free & open to the public

Please join 2011 Stars of Design winner for Graphic Design, John Van Hamersveld for a discussion on the influence of graphic design on today's culture. A legendary designer of symbolic and iconic art throughout his fifty-year career, John is an artist and designer known worldwide for his enormous catalog of iconic music industry and pop culture-related images, as well as the film poster for "The Endless Summer," street art image Johnny Face, and 1984 Summer Olympics poster.

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6 - 9pm
inConversation: Souper Green, presented by A+D
$7 for A+D members & students / $10 general audience

Join A+D for a discussion occasioned by the SOUPERgreen exhibition, currently on view. In the show, five 'souped up' environmentally (self)-conscious architectural propositions explore ways technology can promote a deeper and more expressive engagement with the environment.

Friday, April 8, 2011, 8:30 - 10am
Creative Mornings Los Angeles: Michelle Mcilroy
Free with rsvp

Our April speaker is Michelle McIlroy, Southwest Territory Manager for Lomographic Corp. Lomography. She is responsible for opening up retail locations in the Southwest Region of the United States and managing the wholesale and online presence for her territory. Michelle will be talking about the past, present and future of Lomographic Corp. Lomographic Corp. is a globally active organization dedicated to experimental and creative visual expression, a playful combination of lo-tech and hi-tech, and a cultural institution involved in commercial photographic and design company. We are dedicated to the unique imagery and style of analogue photography, and will continue to contribute to its development!

This Weekend: April 8, 9 & 10, 2011, various event times all weekend
GOOD LA's Launch Weekend
Some free / some paid with rsvp, see above link for details

Join us at the GOOD LA Launch Weekend for urban adventures, DIY workshops, hack-a-thons, civic engagements, artist interventions, resource sharing, literary readings, film screenings, book club meetings, neighborhood walks, and locally-made goods, all at Atwater Crossing, an exciting new creative space in Atwater Village. The weekend is free, but you must RSVP as some events will fill up. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011, 1 - 7pm
Young Love, A Day of Drawing Beautiful Curves and Telling Stories in Memory of Doyald Young
Free with rsvp in link above

Doyald Young was one of Art Center’s toughest, but most beloved teachers. He was one of the great letterform designers of his (and any other) time, as well as a cherished friend. Let’s get together to celebrate his life and his passion by doing what he loved best — creating dangerous curves and spending time with the people he loved.

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6am - 9pm
APALA PrintSC Trade Show
$30 APALA members / $40 non-members, advance tickets

Over 30 vendor displays this year, and lots of great showcase projects. Come for the printing, stay for the party! Everything from paper to prepress to print will be
featured. See everything from tiny font faces to large-format digital print! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to catch up and see the latest and greatest that our amazing vendors have to offer. You’ll be inspired by the range of projects on display submitted from our membership body. And don’t forget all of the raffle prizes available to agency/freelance attendees. This year the grand prize will be an iPad (8GB). Remember to bring your business cards!

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7 - 10pm
Behance / AIGA LA April Meetup
Free with rsvp in link above

Come join us once again for the monthly Behance / AIGA LA Meetup! A casual evening where members of the Behance community and AIGA LA can gather and mingle over cocktails. Not a Behance member? No problem! Joining Behance is free.

Friday, April 15, 2011, 7 - 9pm
Julius Shulman and Los Angeles, presented by DeLab
Free with rsvp in link above.

On Friday, April 15, we'll be toasting Architect's Newspaper editor (and self-professed de LaB groupie) Sam Lubell on the publication of his new book, Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis at the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University. A panel discussion will feature Sam and his co-author Douglas Woods, Shulman's daughter Judy McKee, gallerist Craig Krull, and the Getty Research Institute's Anne Blecksmith, all moderated by architectural historian Alan Hess. Afterwards, Sam will be signing books and has promised to save one copy for a lucky de LaB attendee who can answer his toughest trivia question about Shulman.