9 April 2013
12pm – 1pm
Venue: Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Communiqué 2013
Jonty Valentine lives in Auckland, working as a graphic designer, lecturer, curator and sometimes as a writer. Jonty received an MFA in graphic design from Yale University, and a BFA from the University of Canterbury. He is co-editor of the graphic design journal The National Grid with Luke Wood, and co-director of Index design with Amy Yalland.
Recent significant projects include: co-authoring the book River Road with David Cook and Wiremu Puke; catalogue design for Leonhard Emmerling’s international exhibition Out of This World at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany; curating a collection of New Zealand publications for the exhibition Forms of Enquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture; curating the exhibitionsPrinting Types: New Zealand Type design Since 1870 and Just Hold Me: Aspects of NZ Publication Design, both at Auckland’s Objectspace gallery and curating Design and Designers: Artefacts from the National Grid at Wintec’s Ramp Gallery.
Jonty will discuss graphic design as a sphere for developing a research practice and speculate on Index’s involvement in The Lab at the 5th Auckland Triennial.