CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/11/2013
From October 10-12, 2013, ARTBOOK @ Walker teamed up with the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), whose national conference was held in Minneapolis, for a three-day pop-up design store that reminded us how much we love graphic designers--and how much they love books. Our store featured the very best and newest design books in print today, alongside a brightly curated selection of objects, posters and stationery supplies from the world renowned Walker Shop.
Our book stock sold so quickly to the avid crowd that we had to replenish daily from the Walker Shop's reserves!
The Walker Shop brought a selection of sophisticated posters, notebooks, design objects and stationery supplies for the discerning design crowd.
Key speakers at the conference came to sign books in our booth, including Marian Bantjes, whose new monograph from Metropolis Books, Pretty Pictures, sold out in minutes, and George Lois, designer, art director and author of such fundamental books as Damn Good Advice and $ellebrity. (Signing behind Lois, above, are speakers Maria Giudice, author of Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design (Voices That Matter) and Kit Hinrichs, author of Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag.
It was a unique pleasure to watch designers from all fields and at every career level browsing our goods with such passion and personal commitment to the material.
After the last conference session, everyone headed back to The Walker for the closing party.
Even with the museum open, and food, drinks and music available on every floor, the Walker Shop was mobbed from the minute the party started until the last light went out.
Hbk, 10.25 x 13.75 in. / 272 pgs / 800 color.