Upcoming public lecture at ICAS/Temple University Japan

I will be giving this lecture in Tokyo in March.

Tokyo Olympics Graphic Design by Ian Lynam

The Tokyo Olympics’ Visual Identity & Japanese Graphic Design

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Venue: Temple University Japan Campus, Mita Hall 5F
(access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)
Speaker:
Ian Lynam, Chair and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Graphic Design program and adjunct faculty at Temple University Japan Campus
Moderator:
Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director of ICAS
Admission: Free. Open to public
Language: English
RSVP:  icas@tuj.temple.edu
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Overview

There has been an international uproar over the public Tokyo Olympic logo competition. Many professional designers hate it because it devalues their labor. The public loves it because it democratizes design. Expanding on his visual essay “Why We Should Really Be Concerned About the Visual Identity for the Tokyo Olympics”, (https://medium.com/@ianlynam/why-we-should-really-be-concerned-about-the-visual-identity-for-the-tokyo-olympics-969830d0e819#.h3ojbgtfo) Ian Lynam looks to design history and cultural narrative to help explain a history of design and the Olympics in Japan.