Our twenty-fourth Standing-Room Only Lecture will have Faride Mereb traveling from the site of the Great Mistake of 1898 to talk about the life and work of Argentinian designer and illustrator Víctor Viano (1939–2000). Viano began his career in advertising and graphics for TV before developing his skills (and name) in Venezuelan publishing, which (at the time) was largely funded by the state. Expect some discussion of oil-based politics, its effect on publishing, and how it all influenced Viano’s work.

Our speaker, Faride Mereb, is a Venezuelan book designer, researcher, and educator based in New York City. She founded the publishing house Letra Muerta in 2014 and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Her recent book, Víctor Viano: Diseño de portada, is available at better graphic design bookstores and here.


Thirty tickets are available for $10 each.
Note: This event is sold-out but you can still get the book »

Date and Time
Thursday, October 19 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.

Katherine Small Gallery
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143 [map]

Standing-Room Only Lectures aim to present short talks about graphic design, typography, and collecting. The lectures are kept to about twenty minutes because—true to its name—the series takes place in our standing-room only gallery. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a short attention span.

We will be checking ticket reservations at the door. Don’t bother printing your ticket as we can look you up by name. We will have a stand-by line at the door for this event. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have reserved a ticket for this event, please note that it will guarantee your place until 6:55 pm on the day of the event.

Will this talk be recorded or available for streaming?