After a long hiatus, our Standing-Room Only Lectures are returning. Our thirteenth will have Tom Strong taking the train from New Haven to come talk about Swiss posters. He won’t be showing any slides, though. For this talk he’ll be showing actual posters in real life. (Or, real posters in actual life.)

Our speaker, Tom Strong, has spent his career at Strong Cohen, a firm that focuses on the design of architectural signage, evacuation plans, and ADA and code-required safety signs for colleges and universities. He is a wildly well-informed collector of Swiss posters, Braun appliances, and, of course, model trains. Many of the posters he will be showing were part of The Swiss Grid, a year-long exhibition at Poster House in New York. (But plenty of the posters he’ll be showing will be gridless.)


Twenty tickets are available for $15 each.

Date and Time
Sunday, October 16 at 2p
Doors open at 1:30p 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 1:55 pm on the day of the event.

Will this talk be recorded or available for streaming?