Our second Standing-Room Only Lecture imports Rick Poynor from England to speak on a towering figure in the history of Dutch graphic design. After an early career as a designer, Willem Sandberg (1897–1984) joined the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam as a curator. As the Stedelijk’s director, Sandberg invented a new kind of art museum, while continuing to design most of its highly inventive and informal posters and catalogues.

Rick Poynor is a writer, critic, lecturer, and curator, specializing in design, photography, and visual culture. He founded Eye, co-founded Design Observer, and has written for Blueprint, Frieze, I.D., and Graphis. Poynor is currently Professor of Design and Visual Culture at the University of Reading in the UK. 

Alas, tickets for this event are no longer available.*

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 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. If you do not have your Eventbrite ticket with you, 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 April 9. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line.