Our ninth Standing-Room Only Lecture is a visual history of the printed ballot in America, illuminating the noble but often flawed process at the heart of democracy. The talk celebrates the colorful and sometimes outlandish US ballots from the 19th and early 20th century, when election tickets were printed by political parties and casting your vote was a public act—and it’s now a book.

Our speaker, Alicia Cheng, is a founding partner of MGMT. She has worked as a senior designer for Method, New York, and was the co-design director at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She has taught and served as a visiting critic at Yale University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, Parsons School of Design, Barnard College, the Cooper Union, and Rhode Island School of Design.


Thirty tickets are available for $10 each.

Date and Time
Monday, December 9 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 December 9. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line.