Design Series: Chris Ware + Chip Kidd

Chris Ware, Self Portrait

Two eminent graphic artists take the stage to talk about graphic communication and drawing-as-thinking in the early 21st century.

Graphic novelist Chris Ware, best known for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, experiments with traditional comic panels, faux advertisements and cut-out toys to explore themes of social isolation and emotional torment. Author Dave Eggers called Ware “the most versatile and innovative artist the medium has ever known.”

Chip Kidd

Ware’s pal Chip Kidd—an art director at Knopf and Batman collector whose work appears in Vanity Fair, The New York Times and elsewhere—interviews Ware about his influences and aesthetics. Book signing follows. Teachers attending this program are eligible for PGP points.

Presented by IMA Design Arts Society with support from Herron School of Art & Design and AIGA Indianapolis. Promotional Support for the Design Series is provided by WFYI.

DAS Members Free, please call 317-955-2339 to reserve your tickets.

Design Series: Chris Ware + Chip Kidd Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN