HMCT presents an exhibition in the HMCT South Campus Gallery featuring graphic work designed by ArtCenter alumni from 1948–2018. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 27 at 4PM, as part of the 2018 ArtCenter Alumni Reunion festivities. Open to the public and free of charge, BACKSLANT runs through January 13, 2019.
The exhibition displays a collection of work with an emphasis on typography as represented by graduates of ArtCenter College of Design. It covers a variety of media, from book, poster, and type design to packaging and motion graphics.
Included in the exhibition are John Van Hamersveld’s iconic Jimi Hendrix and Cream posters; A Tribute to Aretha Franklyn by Ty Drake; posters designed by Kit Hinrichs and Luis Fitch; an extensive collection of typeface design posters and specimen books including the newly designed IBM Plex by Mike Abbink; the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games poster designed by Jayme Odgers in collaboration with April Greimann; Clement Mok’s classic designs for Apple books and brochures; Stefan Bucher’s bookThe Fall; Arts & Architecture magazine cover designs by John Follis; and a selection of broadsides created by alumni at Archetype Press, ArtCenter’s unique letterpress studio. BACKSLANT also features projects created by ArtCenter future alumni.