Weekend Heller: Sutnar Funded

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The team behind the Ladislav Sutnar reprint project is happy to give a heartfelt thank you to all 1,751 backers whose support has allowed us to put the uniquely beautiful Visual Design in Action back into print. You made our dream finally become a reality. Power to the book!


Sutnar Award.

Shortly, you’ll be receiving a survey from Kickstarter asking for your shipping information and how you want to be listed in our acknowledgments. We’d be grateful if you would fill out the survey promptly so that we can fulfill your rewards on schedule.

We’ll be sharing details of the book’s progress throughout the production process so watch for updates. Follow the book on Twitter @SutnarReprint, and visit us at www.designersandbooks.com.

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Ladislav Sutnar monument in Pilzen Cemetery.

We’ll also keep you updated on two coming events related to Ladislav Sutnar and the Visual Design in Action facsimile edition taking place in New York City:

July 30, 2015, 7–9 p.m., New York City: “Ladislav Sutnar: The Information Graphics of a Master Designer” — Gallery Talk & Reception. A special reception and gallery talk by Nicholas D. Lowry, president of Swann Galleries and director of the auction house’s Vintage Posters department. The event will take place at Swann Galleries (104 E. 25th St., New York, NY). Lowry is one of the world’s leading experts on Ladislav Sutnar and has an extensive collection of Sutnar’s graphic design works, a selection of which will be on display for viewing. I’ll also be there.

Oct. 28, 2015, time TBA, New York City: “Ladislav Sutnar Seminar.” Reto Caduff and I, and other Sutnar scholars and experts will discuss Sutnar’s work generally, and Visual Design in Action specifically. Lars Müller will also be in attendance to celebrate the publication of the book. Come celebrate with us! The event will take place at the SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd St.). More details will be available soon.

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