Join Us for the Opening of Text Me
Saturday, September 16 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the opening of our next exhibition, Text Me: How We Live in Language!
Celebrate the curator, Debbie Millman, and the work of over 60 participating designers and artists.
Nibble light bites, groove to the tunes of DJ Dookie Platters, play word games in the bathroom, embellish your body at a Tattly tattoo booth, and find out what the future holds as Paper Ghost Studio draws your fortunes.
Tickets are limited, so take this opportunity to reserve yours now, before they go on sale to the public. Thanks for helping us celebrate the opening of MODA's newest exhibition!
Exhibition opening presented by Duravit.
Special thanks to:
About Text Me: How We Live in Language:
The individual component of language—text—is the prime vehicle used to express the experiences of our existence—from minor moments of daily life to the grand nature of the human condition. Our ancestors as far back as the cave man have been using symbols to document and record experiences.
Today, the visualization of our personal stories is an integral and essential part of nearly every moment of life, and we use text in all of its forms to define reality, emotions and even time itself. We are now living in a world wherein the condition of our visual communication reflects the condition of our culture. Conceived and curated by designer, podcaster, and brand strategist Debbie Millman, this exhibition is an attempt to organize, express, translate and reflect both how we live in language and how language now defines our lives.
Over 50 leading artists and designers will participate in this exhibition, including Allison Bechdel, Ken Carbone, Seymour Chwast, Lisa Congdon, Rodrigo Corral, Stephen Doyle, Shepard Fairey, Louise Fili, Neil Gaiman, Milton Glaser, Oliver Jeffers, Deborah Kass, Adam J. Kurtz, Cary Leibowitz, Elle Luna, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Edwin Schlossberg, Brian Singer, Jessica Walsh Lawrence Weiner, and more.
Text Me: How We Live in Language will be on view at MODA from September 17 - February 4, 2018.
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Participating designers and artists include:
Curated by Debbie Millman:
Text Me: How We Live in Language is curated by designer, writer, educator, brand strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters, Debbie Millman. In the 12 years since its inception, Millman’s Design Matters, has garnered more than a million download per year and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Millman's written and visual essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times, New York, Print and Fast Company as well as Design Observer. She has designed campaign buttons for Hillary Clinton, greeting cards for Mohawk, notebooks for Shutterstock and Baron Fig and many other notable products.She is the author of six books, and in 2009 Millman co-founded with Steven Heller the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She was president of the design group at Sterling Brands for 20 years, where she worked with more than 200 of the world’s largest brands, such as Burger King, Star Wars and the No More movement. She is President Emeritus of AIGA, one of five women to hold the position.