The Wisconsin chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, marks its 100th anniversary with an interactive musical and visual celebration called "Futura Extra Bold."
The event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Turner Hall. Tickets are $15 for AIGA members and $25 for non-members.
The "Futura Extra Bold" event will fuse the talents of local musicians, visual artists and technology professionals into a multi-media presentation honoring the last century of graphic design.
Jon Mueller, a percussionist from Death Blues and Volcano Choir (which includes Grammy winner Justin Vernon), will perform alongside Milwaukee avant-garde musicians Chris Rosenau, Nathaniel Heuer, Ken Palme, Hal Rammel, Todd Umhoefer, Jim Warchol and Marielle Allschwang.
The musicians will present an original score inspired by the last 100 years of design history. The composition will progress through 20-year movements from 1914 to the present, culminating in a musical illustration of the future.
To accompany the original music, design students from UWM and MIAD have created a historically inspired, multi-dimensional visual presentation using graphic design, interactive technology and student work. The entire show includes thousands of images from the history of design.
"Milwaukee’s creative community is in for an exciting and unprecedented evening," said AIGA Wisconsin President Chris Klein. "This continues the out-of-the-box programming tradition we’ve developed under our centennial liaison Ken Hanson."
More information can be found here.