Wednesday Jun 03, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Join Dan Stiles and Allison Saltzman, the art director at Ecco (HarperCollins), for a discussion about Dan’s newest book, One Thing Leads to Another. Stiles fuses the metaphoric with the depraved for a visually enticing ride.
About One Thing Leads to Another:
As a teen in Ann Arbor, Michigan, making foodie sandwiches and eavesdropping on art department meetings, Dan Stiles never dreamed his vibrant, pared down work would become the face of modern indie rock posters, but, like the title says, One Thing Leads to Another. Today Stiles’ design world encompasses not just posters but international advertising, book jackets, children’s illustration and even fabric design. A typical Stiles project is equal parts minimalism, work ethic, and graphical wit resulting in images that resonate with a simple authenticity that leaps off the page. Stiles has done it all in One Thing Leads to Another, from Beck to Bonnaroo, with copious stops along the way.
If you are a design aficionado, indie music devourer, or graphics student, you will appreciate the compelling art complimented by Stiles’ down-to-earth descriptions of cultivating his creative craft. From the iconic Arctic Monkeys poster of a psychedelic woman “pulsing with highness” to a chicken being choked by the neck squawking, “The Melvins,” Stiles fuses the metaphoric with the depraved for a visually enticing ride. On the Stiles express, there are no destinations, only departures.
Join Dan Stiles and Allison Saltzman, the art director at Ecco (HarperCollins), for an open discussion about book cover design and more.
About the Author and Moderator:
Over the past twenty years, Dan Stiles has collaborated with everyone from indie bands to major corporations in creating posters, identities, advertising, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. His clients range from Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, and Wilco to the X Games, IBM, and Old Navy. He draws from a broad swath of influences including classic skateboard graphics, album covers, modern art and design, children’s books, comics, psychedelia, and vintage advertising. Dan recently published two children’s books, Put on Your Shoes! and Today I’m Going to Wear . . . He lives with his wife and daughters in Portland, Oregon. Website: https://www.danstiles.
Allison Saltzman is the Senior Art Director at Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. She has spent her entire career designing and art-directing book covers, working at Random House and Penguin (back when they were two separate places), as well as Princeton Architectural Press. A self-taught graphic designer, she has an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia.
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