MILWAUKEE (Nov. 7, 2014) – The Wisconsin chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, will mark its 100th anniversary with an interactive musical and visual celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Turner Hall. Under the musical direction of Milwaukeean Jon Mueller, the “Futura Extra Bold” event will fuse the talents of local musicians, visual artists and technology professionals into a dynamic multi-media spectacular honoring the last century of graphic design.
In addition to the multi-media presentation, Futura Extra Bold will feature Milwaukee’s DJ team Kiings. Tickets are $15 for AIGA members and $25 for non-members.
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.”
Futura Extra Bold is presented by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee with support from Big Shoes Network, KNation Entertainment, AIGA, Adobe and Shutterstock.
For more information go to http://futuraextrabold.aiga.org/
AIGA was founded in 1914 and remains the largest professional organization of designers with 68 chapters and more than 25,000 members. Through the production of art and community events, AIGA works to advance design as a professional craft and enhance the value of design in everyday life. The Wisconsin chapter of AIGA was founded in 2008.