Design Lecture Series: Neil Donnelly

Neil Donnelly,
Wednesday (March 27th) – 10:30am,
Civic Square Building – Room 218C

“Neil Donnelly Studio works in graphic design across media with clients in art, architecture, publishing, and public service. We have a particular interest in designing flexible structures and systems that grow out of conceptual thinking and encourage deep engagement with content. We aim to surprise and delight readers, users, and visitors through careful consideration of materials, typography, and interactions. Our clients include cultural and educational institutions such as the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Petzel Gallery, Columbia University, and Harvard University, publishers such as Phaidon, Verso Books, and The New York Times, and organizations including the NYC Department of Transportation and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Our work has been included in the Brno Biennial of Graphic Design and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gwangju Design Biennale, the New Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Neil has lectured, taught courses, and led workshops at the Yale School of Art, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Parsons, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of Visual Arts, Rutgers, the University of Illinois, and Typography Summer School. Neil holds a BS in engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA in graphic design from Yale.”

Pictured: WORKac: We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge, 2017
“The first monograph on the work of Amale Andraos and Dan Wood of WORKac, We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge collects 15 years of the firm’s projects into three eras, each highlighted with a different fluorescent ink. Orderly featured-project sections alternate with a graphically exuberant corresponding chapter about a larger related issue; project pages are slightly narrower, allowing the paired issue to peek out beyond the fore edge. The issues sections are the unruly twin to the well behaved projects, with lines of text looping over, around, and between images. Published by The Monacelli Press. Selected for the 2018 Brno Biennial of Graphic Design.”

Further Reading:
Neil Donnelly’s book designs give form and function to the material within them,” It’s Nice That