Isaac Mizrahi at the Strand
On Thursday, May 6, the legendary (and very funny) designer Isaac Mizrahi will be stopping by the Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway, at 12th St.; 212-473-1452) to chat about his colorful career with Chee Pearlman, the curator of Mizrahi’s new exhibit at the Jewish Museum. A copy of his new book or a $20 gift card must be purchased in order to attend.
Please Make This Look Nice at the NYPL
On May 9 at 6:30 p.m., the New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan branch (455 Fifth Ave., at 39th St.; 212-340-0863) will host graphic designer Peter Ahlberg, author of the recently released primer, Please Make This Look Nice. Ahlberg is a designer and principal of design studio AHL&CO and a teacher of graphic design and advertising at the School of Visual Arts. His illustrated lecture will take attendees through the what graphic designers actually do. Admission to the event is free.
Graphic Designers and the City
Head to Parsons (Hoerle Lecture Hall UL105, 63 Fifth Ave., at 13th St.; 212-229-8900) on Tuesday, May 10, for the latest installment of the NYC Design Talk series, wherein industry movers and shakers explore the relationship between design and community. At today’s panel discussion, “A Sense of Place, How Graphic Designers Make Cities Too,” attendees will have the opportunity to listen to designers, like Jodi Terwilliger, creative director of HUSH; Alexandria Sica, executive director of Dumbo Business Improvement District; and Alicia Cheng, an AIGA/NY board member and a principal of mgmt. design., discuss the ways in which graphic designers shape the city. Doors to the free event will open at 4 p.m., and the panel discussion will take place from 4:30 to 5:30.