We all pine for long, luxurious deadlines and large piles of money to make our grandest production dreams come true. Well, welcome to the real world where the deadline was yesterday and the budget is pocket change. Rather than throw up your arms (or simply, throw up) in despair and say “greatness is not possible under these pitiful circumstances!” take a cue from award-winning designer, Art Chantry — a man who believes that ticking clocks and poverty can be the secret to greater creativity.
Who should take this workshop?
Any designers who would like to take a break from the usual design diet and get tips and thinking from one of the greats of modern poster design. More info & Registration: https://www.svcseattle.com/classes/one-day-deadline-creating-posters-with-art-chantry/
$325 early bird pricing and $355 after January 12
AIGA Members: Early bird: $276.25 and after January 12: $301.75 (Use Discount Code: AIGA2016)
Originally from Tacoma, Art Chantry moved to Seattle in the late 1970s and became the frequently imitated designer of the city’s subculture, creating album covers and posters for the music and theater industry. He also served as art director for The Rocket, a forerunner to The Stranger, and a breeding ground for talented contributors such as Matt Groening of The Simpsons and cartoonist Lynda Barry. Art’s methods often mirror his punk aesthetics, meaning he avoids using the computer as a design tool and is known for being choosy about the corporate clients for whom he is willing to work.
His work has been exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Museum of Modern Art,Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian and the Louvre. Chantry builds his record, poster, and magazine designs by hand, eschewing the now-ubiquitous computer and laser printer for X-acto knives, Xerox machines, and photoset type. His bright, eye-popping creations can be seen frequently in the mom and pop record store as in the pages of establishment design magazines like Print or Communication Arts.