Graphic Design– Now in Production

This ambitious exhibition features cutting edge ideas in the world of graphic design. Exploring looking and learning in a whole new way, Graphic Design— Now in Production spans two related but distinct locations in downtown Grand Rapids.

The largest of the design professions, graphic design is the art of visual communication that gives shape to the thousands of messages we encounter each day— from the printed page to the computerscreen and beyond. Graphic designers use color, typography, images, symbols, and systems to make the surfaces around us come alive with meaning.

GRAM + Kendall partner to present innovative design from around the world.

This exhibition marks the first collaborative exhibition presentation between GRAM and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. The Fed at Kendall building was renovated in 2012 for use by the College; GRAM was housed at the location until 2007, before moving to the new facility adjacent to Maya Lin’s Ecliptic at Rosa Parks Circle.

West Michigan is a center for design and creativity. GRAM is committed to the presentation and interpretation of design history and contemporary expressions, and Kendall is a recognized leader in design education. The continued collaborative spirit between the two organizations creates a strong base of knowledge and opportunity in the community.


Made possible by:
Mitch Ranger Photography

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Graphic Design— Now in Production is co-organized by the
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York.