26 April 2009

Kit Hinrichs - The Storyteller's Art

I just visited a great retrospective of the work of Kit Hinrichs at Art Center in Pasadena. Kit Hinrichs is a partner in the San Francisco office of Pentagram and a grad of Art Center ('63 Advertising). The exhibit shows a wide range of Kit's work that covers his magazine designs, book designs, package design and poster designs. Kit is known for his wonderful use of type and bold use of the grid in his work. The examples are well presented and show the variety of his work. A great part of the exhibit is being able to thumb through many of the books, catalogs, and paper sample books he has designed over his 40 years of design. Last year I was able to view part of Kit's famous collection on American flags in San Francisco. This retrospective shows his qualities that make him a leader in graphic design. The show continues until May 3rd at the Williamson Gallery. If you are in the Pasadena area over the next week, swing by and check it out. You will enjoy.

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