Our tenth Standing-Room Only Lecture will have us looking at the work of Greer Allen (1924–2005), designer, Senior Critic in Graphic Design at Yale School of Art, and Yale University Printer. Although he advocated hiring designers and printers based on what they have demonstrably done best, Allen was, himself, a remarkably able generalist, comfortably and convincingly taking classical or modernist approaches as needed. The crux of his skill as a ‘generalist’ is that he was constitutionally enthusiastic and that he listened practically and empathetically to his clients, whatever the task at hand.

Our speaker, John Gambell, is a Senior Critic in Graphic Design at Yale School of Art and the Yale University Printer, overseeing the university’s graphic identity since 1998.


Thirty tickets are available for $10 each.

Date and Time
Wednesday, January 22 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.